Libraries

Ryan Gosling pick-up line meme reaches academe

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Satirical blogs explore whether a Hollywood sex symbol can make academic pick-up lines seem smooth.

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

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

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

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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