Libraries

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.

Open Letter on Open Access

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Presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges pen a public missive urging Congress to open up access to journal articles on federally funded research.

Libraries of the Future

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What will they look like? Prediction about vanishing physical infrastructure intrigues some college librarians and frustrates others.

Bookless Libraries?

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Technology leaders and librarians consider how the digital age changes the physical space and role of one of higher education's oldest institutions.

Black History At Risk?

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Howard U. might not be closing center that holds celebrated historical collections after all, but some worry about staffing shortages and inadequate facilities there.

Furor Over Anti-Gay Blog

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Some at Purdue want to see a librarian fired, but amid fierce debate over tolerance and free expression, university declines to do so.

A Win for the Stacks

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Facing faculty uproar, Syracuse library pulls back -- at least for now -- from plans to move thousands of books off campus.

Is Google Good for History?

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At gathering of historians, both critics and fans of book digitization project see great benefits and significant flaws. Some see culture clash between search engine giant and scholars.

Text Generation

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Will the decision of many college libraries to encourage students to text queries from their phones cheapen the research process, or rescue it?

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