Libraries

Librarians Tackle Information Illiteracy

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

Standing Up for Open Access

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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

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

An Alternative to Google

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

When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library

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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...

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

More Than Coffee and Wireless

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College planners discuss ways to bring other academic offices into library buildings.

Ideas to Shake Up Publishing

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Unusual study leads to proposals for university presses to collaborate, to broaden definition of "academic publishing," and to build online capabilities.

New Model for University Presses

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Rice's unique, online approach takes shape -- in part by collaborating with traditional presses that can't afford to release books they believe have merit.

Publishing and Values

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Anthropology association's decision to leave a university press for a commercial entity infuriates many scholars -- and raises questions about the future of scholarly societies and open access.

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