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Philosophers, Welders and the Public Trust

We must restore America’s trust in higher education, Lynn Pasquerella argues, viewing it not as a private commodity but as a public good -- one that all our citizens, whatever their socioeconomic background, can access.

Out of the Stacks

Georgia Tech and Emory's plan to build shared library collection begins in earnest this month. Partnership could lay the foundation for library consortium in Atlanta area.
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Open Access and Academic Freedom

The movement to make scholarly work more accessible has created major benefits, but mandating open access -- and Creative Commons licensing -- restricts authors’ ability to say how, where and by whom their work will be reused, writes Rick Anderson.

Study Cycle

Coming soon to your campus library? Reading desks where you can bike while studying.

Library Bound

Hamilton College's library and Information Technology Services, longtime cohabitants on campus, tied the knot in 2013. Why is that model, rare at large institutions, appealing to smaller ones?

Preventing Another #ProQuestGate

Renaissance Society of America seeks to avoid a repeat of last week's controversy with a new deal that guarantees members access to a database many feared they would lose.

'I've Got a Hunch'

Members of the Association of Research Libraries pitch ideas about the future of the field during the "first inaugural 'hunchery.'" Holograms ensue.
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Patience and Fortitude

Three years ago, the New York Public Library almost succumbed to a dubious renovation plan. Scott McLemee reports on a book about what happened next.