Libraries

Post-Microsoft, Libraries Mull Digitization

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After software giant announces end to book-scanning program, partner institutions consider the landscape, now dominated by Google and nonprofit efforts.

Research Methods 'Beyond Google'

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When "Google" has become a synonym for "research," how should faculty respond? And if the answer doesn't lie in musty books and stacks of journals, are libraries still part of the answer?

At Libraries, Taking the (Really) Long View

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Storing digital data is becoming more essential to the work of librarians, who are trying to think in terms of the next 100 years -- a virtual eternity in computer time.

Maelstrom Over Metadata

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A change in policy for how libraries can use and share online catalog data is causing a backlash among open-access proponents and some librarians.

The Evolving Google Library

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New deal with U. of Michigan offers more details on how the company plans to market the millions of digital copies of books it is creating. Will the skeptics be won over?

Split Over Open Access

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10 university press directors back requirements for free online versions of federally sponsored research -- even as presses' association fights to end such a requirement.

The Interdisciplinary Science Library

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Information experts consider how shifts in research change their role.

The Equal Opportunity Library

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Google's mammoth book digitization project means access to knowledge for minorities and the underrepresented, scholars and activists said Wednesday.

Brand New, Again

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University libraries are teaming up with presses to scan and reprint rare books from their collections.

Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Copyrights!

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As the due date for authors and publishers to opt out of the Google Book settlement nears, interested parties in higher education tell the judge what they think.

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