Librarians

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.

LinkedIn-iQuette

Jessica Quillin presents a set of dos and don'ts for higher education professionals who venture onto the social networking site.

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.

Open Access Encyclopedias

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In the age of Google and Wikipedia, can higher education create online reference works that are free, scholarly, and economically viable?

Google's Gadfly

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“Uncomfortably familial.” That is how Siva Vaidhyanathan, a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, describes the relationship between higher education and Google — a company that has, in a little more than a decade, evolved from pet project of Stanford doctoral students to chief usher of the information age.

No Room for Books

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U. of Denver's plan to remove 80 percent of volumes from its library upsets some professors and renews debate over how best to store and share information.

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