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Friday Fun: Print Dead At 1,803

Sometimes The Onion just nails it. I don’t have to say how funny/happy/sad/conflicted/overjoyed/suicidal/smug/ your average librarian is going to find this one. Print Dead At 1,803 Reaction to print’s tragic demise was overwhelming, with countless individuals within the publishing sector left reeling at its death. “I’m in absolute shock right now,” said Charles Townsend, CEO…

Change Rhetoric: Good and Bad Three challenges: Engaging, rightscaling and innovating Time for a little dissent To Be Or Not To Be A Library Director How to Answer “So You Need a Degree to Do That?” Putting Things in Perspective Here’s how Amazon self-destructs Amazon vs. your public library Small Pieces Loosely Kludged: Peer Review…

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs The Fall of the American Worker The Internet’s destroying work — and turning the old middle-class into the new proletariat Giving Away Our Lunch Reminders about the Economics of Becoming an Academic Econ 101 is killing America: Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results…

Silencing, librarianship, and gender: a preface Silencing, librarianship, and gender: what is silencing? Gender and Digital Identity Does the library world squash public dissent? Library Schism: How Do Librarians Define Their Profession? The Librarian Shortage Myth & Blaming Library School Waiting for Batgirl The MLS quasar, and Lists for the Perplexed New Services, New Skills,…

On May 20th, 2013 I published my most popular post ever. It was The Canadian War on Science: A long, unexaggerated, devastating chronological indictment. In it, I chronicled at some considerable length the various anti-science measures by the current Canadian Conservative government. The chronological aspect was particularly interesting as you could see the ramping up…

Harvard’s First University-wide Library Mission Statement Approved by Library Board Declaration for the Right to Libraries Open Review: A Study of Contexts and Practices The Cooler: PLoS ONE and the Panic Over Impact NIH sees surge in open-access manuscripts Academics don’t let themselves be free Guide to Creative Commons Surge in ‘digital dementia’ Library DIY:…

Resources on Open Access in Canada

For various reasons, I’ve been collecting some resources around open access, open data and scientific and technological innovation in Canada. Since they might be more broadly useful that to just me, I thought I’d share them. Of course, this list is incomplete. I’ve most likely left out whole swaths of stuff out there, both in…

After Your Job Is Gone Disruptions: The Echo Chamber of Silicon Valley MOOCs as a Lightning Rod The Stories We Tell about MOOCs Fixing the Digital Economy Exit, Voice, and Loyalty in the Academic Library Stop Scaring Students An Avalanche is Coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead Role of librarians changes in digital age…

In Praise of Traditional Libraries How not to be a dick to a librarian What Librarians Lack: The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Spirit In Service? A Further Provocation on Digital Humanities Research in Libraries What I Wish I’d Known in Graduate School Academics will need both the physical and virtual library for years to come…

Joining a CHORUS, Publishers Offer the OSTP a Proactive, Modern, and Cost-Saving Public Access Solution Publishers Propose Public-Private Partnership to Support Access to Research CHORUS: hoping for re-enclosure CHORUS: It’s actually spelled C-A-B-A-L Scientific Publishers Aim To Get Ahead Of Agency Repositories A CHORUS of boos: publishers offer their “solution” to public access All joined…

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