Libraries

The Joy of Stacks

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While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

New Dawn or the Perfect Storm?

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At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

Stem Cells Meet Google

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U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

Salary Pecking Order

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

Law Deans Criticize Their Accreditor

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

Prom Party Crashes Law Study

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

Calling Melvil Dewey

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

Rallying Behind Open Access

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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

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

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