Libraries

E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands

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Patron-Driven Acquisition model could provide major budget windfalls as libraries become more digital and data-driven.

Booting Down

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Students might not be the "multitasking slackers" some believe them to be, according to a new study.

Honor Your Campus Library

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Kinder campuses have kinder libraries, Maria Shine Stewart asserts.

Library Limbo

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Faculty members say U. of San Diego layoffs of library workers whose jobs weren't digital fly in the face of the Catholic institution's social teachings.

Integrated Solutions

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Citing a need to save money and rethink information access, several liberal arts colleges have placed libraries and IT in the same administrative unit.

Know Thine Audience

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At Sustainable Scholarship conference, academic librarians and publishers discuss why understanding readers is more essential than ever in the digital age.

Abuse of Trust?

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U. of Michigan Library admits to flaws in process for identifying copyright "orphans" in HathiTrust Digital Library, in setback for project aimed at increasing access to digitized texts.

Wards of the Court

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A sharp split over digitized versions of "orphan works," as well as anger over Google's books project, led authors' group to sue major university libraries.

What Students Don't Know

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A two-year anthropological study of student research habits shows that students are in dire need of help from librarians, but are loath to ask for it.

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