Information Technology

'Scholarship in the Digital Age'

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It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.

Downloading by Students Overstated

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Movie lobby blames human error for statistics that were used to call for more regulation of campus networks.

Keeping Citations Straight, and Finding New Ones

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CiteULike, a social bookmarking tool, gains ground among scholars looking to share journal articles, trade citations and collaborate online.

Data Breaches Hit More Campuses

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Review of news sources and databases shows an increase in the number of both security incidents and affected institutions in the last year.

Open Minds, Open Books, Open Source

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Libraries are starting to embrace technologies developed in-house or by other universities. Will they eventually replace third-party vendors?

New Tool for Online Collections

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Open source software package allows libraries, museums and collectors to more easily archive, display and manage their online holdings.

Text, Trust and Third Parties

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As more colleges outsource e-mail, some worry about who will decide which files are secure and which can be disclosed.

Cloudy Vista Ahead?

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Colleges across the country are slow to upgrade to new Windows operating system for a variety of reasons, including compatibility and value.

Next Chapter for E-Books

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New program from SUNY Press makes front-list, hardcover titles available simultaneously in electronic form at price it hopes students can afford.

A Press Revolt Against E-Packet Practices

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Suit against Georgia State University may be start of tangling over how business models for textbook publishing online will evolve.


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