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Academic study?

Another brief observation. I was just reading a popular cooking/recipe magazine and they mentioned that the New York Board of Health did an “academic study” of the new nutrition labeling laws. ARGH. I don’t like calling scientific research “academic study” because to me that implies: 1) it’s academic – it’s a pursuit for it’s own…

Here’s a quote from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers’ response (pdf) to the FRPAA legislation (about): There is no need for federal agencies to replicate content on their own sites when web-linking approaches to publishers’ authoritative versions could serve better the same goal of public access. Acting on…

A brief note. Remember when I told you about free to you research databases? Remember when some other librarians told you about a certain company negotiating for exclusive access to certain popular magazines, choking out other aggregators?  Well, now these two things have something in common. Ebsco.

This post serves a few purposes.  First, Bill Hooker questioned Crotty’s assertion about the importance of patents to university researchers [*]. Bill also posted a nice summary of AUTM’s statistics (later in DrugMonkey’s comment stream there were other discussions of biotech spinoffs).  There are certainly some patents that could make you obscenely wealthy, but these…