Libraries

Salary Pecking Order

Ever wonder how many reference librarians it would take to earn the pay of a football coach?

Law Deans Criticize Their Accreditor

Group seeks to force ABA to change standard requiring tenure or similar protection for clinical professors and librarians.

Prom Party Crashes Law Study

Dean of Baylor Law School apologizes for letting son hold catered dinner at its library during exam period.

Calling Melvil Dewey

To the dismay of many academics, Library of Congress makes catalog changes that will affect research libraries nationwide.

Rallying Behind Open Access

Despite opposition from scholarly groups and publishers, provosts of 25 top universities back plan for public databases of research findings.

Momentum for Open Access Research

Dozens of liberal arts presidents issue statement backing legislation to put federally sponsored research online, free.

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?

Reports on Bush ambitions for presidential library have SMU professors doubting the university should push to be host.

History vs. Hagiography

Bush institute at SMU would report to Bush foundation, not the university. Does that protect academic interests, or endanger them?

A Stand Against Wikipedia

Middlebury's history professors, as a department, tell students they can't cite the popular (and not always accurate) Web encyclopedia.

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.

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