Libraries

Louisiana State takes disagreement with Elsevier to court

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Louisiana State University takes Elsevier to court in an attempt to settle a disagreement with the publisher about its $1.64 million contract.

Study: Library directors moving ahead with plans to rethink libraries

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Study finds library directors are moving forward with big reorganizations plans, but they also may be struggling to communicate those plans to administrators and faculty members.

Arizona State U library reorganization plan moves ahead

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Arizona State, known for rejecting norms of traditional campuses, will invest more than $100 million in its library, seeking to serve the campus and a growing online student body.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites academe to collaborate on future of libraries

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology issues an invitation to publishers, researchers and universities to collaborate on a vision for the future of libraries.

Q&A with author of book on how librarians can better serve higher education

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New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen.

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

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Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

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Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

Librarians and scholars consider the future of the monograph

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Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.

New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery

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With more scholars starting their research outside the university library, how can institutions best help faculty members and students find scholarly content?

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