Broadening the Bush Library Debate

Archivists see dispute at SMU as chance to focus attention on whether presidential libraries are losing access to key documents.

University Presses Take Their Stand

Group tries to outline how open access would affect scholarly publishing -- and pushes to include monographs in the discussion.

Open Up, Mr. President!

New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Bill Advances to Reverse Bush on Documents

Full House of Representatives could vote soon to overturn executive order historians and archivists say has hindered research.

Librarians Tackle Information Illiteracy

Small liberal arts colleges join the growing movement to deal with limitations of students' research abilities.

Standing Up for Open Access

After complaints from MIT faculty and others, engineers' group rethinks policy that limits transmission of materials on an online database.

2 Models for Digitizing Collections

Google announces major expansion of its library project, bringing on 12 universities; Emory takes another approach.

An Alternative to Google

Coalition involving seeks university libraries looking for a different way to digitize collections.

When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library

College and university librarians got some unconventional advice Saturday: Play more video games.

At a packed session for academic librarians attending the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Washington, the topic was how to help students who have learned many of their information gathering and analysis skills from video games apply that knowledge in the library. Speakers said that gaming skills are in many ways representative of a broader cultural divide between today's college students and the librarians who hope to teach them.

A Provost and Librarian Walk Into a Meeting...

Panel of chief academic officers advises college library leaders how to present their case for funding and get what they want.


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