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 fiction.

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Most Recent Articles

January 2, 2014
Things that underlie my work as a librarian. 
December 18, 2013
Getting takedown notices for your own articles? Yup - because they're not really yours.
December 12, 2013
Hurrah - a new Project Information Literacy report is out! 
December 2, 2013
When knowledge is transformed into intellectual property, it can be tricky to hold a conversation.
November 26, 2013
Librarians and faculty in the disciplines tend to think differently about knowledge. 
November 20, 2013
It's been long road, but we reached a verdict that is a win for all of us.
November 14, 2013
Why do we stay in abusive relationships with publishers? 
November 6, 2013
Is interest in the humanities fading? Let's autocomplete that.
October 31, 2013
We need to make scholars' books more widely accessible, even if it means making them free.
October 22, 2013
Examining the "but I can't make my work open access because of tenure requirements" excuse.


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