Librarians

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.

Library associations say legislation could expose them to copyright prosecution

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Fair use advocates worry that a new House bill could make it easier to bring criminal charges against librarians for copyright missteps.

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.

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.

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