Barbara Fister

I'm a librarian who works at a liberal arts college in a rural corner of Minnesota where I write blog posts, articles, grocery lists, Tweets, and sometimes mysteries

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Most Recent Articles

October 26, 2016
An Open Access Week thought: Take that energy expended in fighting journal cancelations and put it somewhere useful - into open access to research.
October 20, 2016
Reading PEN America's recent report on free speech on campus and thinking about the never-neutral library.
October 13, 2016
Transparency isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.
October 6, 2016
We have more to lose than our personal information.
September 29, 2016
Cognitive dissonance made me do it. If you want social justice, why do you let your research be locked up for profit?
September 21, 2016
Big data is being secretly wielded in ways that increase inequality and unaccountability, and a former quant can tell you want it all means – most entertainingly.
September 14, 2016
Reporting based on leaks requires weighing the public's need to know.
September 8, 2016
I always have start-of-term nightmares. They're actually happening at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus.
August 30, 2016
A review of Ingrid Burrington's new book, Networks of New York.
August 23, 2016
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.


July 28, 2011
Times Higher Education releases its annual compilation of amusing student writing.
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