Archives for March, 2013

Considering the librarian tech skills gap Ten Easy Pieces on the Profession of Librarianship Nation’s first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA Conference Report: Beyond PDF 2 Opinions, Morals and What Science Could but Shouldn’t Tell Us Degrees of Certainty The Ethics of MOOCs The Brave New World of College Branding Journal’s…

I have a son who’s currently a first year physics student. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links…

The Journal of Library Administration is published by Taylor & Francis, a big publishing conglomerate. According to Brian Mathews, while he was in the middle of putting together a special issue on the future of libraries he received notice that the editorial board was resigning due to conflicts with the publisher around what kind of…

What makes one a librarian? Goodbye, Faculty Status Library employees protest changed title: New designation for incoming employee provokes heated debate why should librarians learn python? (a better answer) Why Not Grow Coders from the inside of Libraries? Alt-Ac: Breathing Life into Libraries or Eroding the Profession? Of Hybrarians, Scholar-Librarians, Academic Refugees, & Feral Professionals…

You would think that such apple pie issues as public science, basic research and the free and open exchange of scientific information would be hard to disagree with. You would think that a resolution in the Canadian parliament would to such effect would meet with resounding support, resulting in a unanimous vote, the room resounding…

Hacking at Education: TED, Technology Entrepreneurship, Uncollege, and the Hole in the Wall Why MOOCs May Drive Up Higher Ed Costs California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study The great librarian identity crisis of 2013 Q&A: Dan Cohen on His Role as the Founding Executive Director of DPLA The Basic Skills of All Librarians…

Why I Ignore Gurus, Sherpas, Ninjas, Mavens, and Other Sages Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars Tenure-Track Science Faculty and the ‘Open Access Citation Effect’ Academic Libraries as Data Quality Hubs Writing for Exposure: What Publishers Should Promise When They Aren’t Paying Why…

I have a son who’s currently a first year physics student. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links…

Just like the author of this piece, I too attended a recent talk by Cory Doctorow — a brilliant talk relating the life and death of Aaron Swartz with the theme of his latest novel Homeland — and similarly I often marvel at how lucky we are that the web is free and open. Enjoy…

The Myth of the Successful College Dropout: Why It Could Make Millions of Young Americans Poorer Faculty consider the future of research libraries In Defense of Librarians The Real Reason Journal Articles Should Be Free The Genius Of Raising Brilliant Kids: A Conversation With Jack Andraka’s Parents How Corporations Score Big Profits By Limiting Access…

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