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Silicon Valley goes to school – notes on Californian capitalism and the ‘disruption’ of public education The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age The Death Of Expertise Closing Time for the Open Internet Tech Workers, Political Speech and Economic Threat Does Ikea Hold The Secret To The Future Of College? Let’s Be Real: Online Harassment…

This is a tale of two companies and a bunch of not-so-innocent bystanders. Both Elsevier and Academia.edu are for-profit companies in the scholarly communications industry. Elsevier is a publisher while Academia.edu is a platform for scholars that, among other things, allows them to post copies of their articles online for all the world to see.…

Some capsule reviews of books I’ve finished over the last little while, in the spirit of catching up. van Grouw, Katrina. The Unfeathered Bird. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013. 304pp. ISBN-13: 978-0691151342 This is a seriously beautiful coffee table-sized scientific illustrations book on birds. Basically the idea of the book is to explore birds through…

Do Librarians Need Tenure? Depends on Which Ones You Ask. The Hunt Library, Innovation, and Tenure Academic Freedom! Huh! What is It Good For? My Thoughts on Faculty Status for Academic Librarians How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang An Academic Cartel? Women and the Internet in Four Parts: Online and Offline Violence Towards Women; Context…

The College Boom Has Peaked The Emergent Academic Proletariat and its Shortchanged Students Why I’m quitting the academy On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs Our great, global cities are turning into vast gated citadels where the elite reproduces itself Dear corporations, we’ll trade you a few cents for a better life MOOCs and Economic Reality…

Admitting Our Agendas A queer, feminist agenda for libraries: Significance, relevance and power Agendas: Everyone has one I dreamed of a book … Why I’m not waiting for tenure to change the world… Value of Libraries Megapost Librarians, Gender, and Tech: Moving the Conversation Forward Silencing, librarianship, and gender: award hate and the silencing of…

It’s been kind of a crazy week for me, so I haven’t really had much of a chance to contribute to or even read a lot of the Open Access Week calls to arms out there right now. So I thought I would kind of commandeer my Friday Fun silly lists habit and redirect that…

Sarah Boon (Twitter, blog) has organized a series of posts on science policy in Canada over the next month or so to be published in the iPolitics online magazine. The first four are out with another eight (two approximately every Monday) between now and November 18th. Which is just in time for the upcoming Canadian…

With Open Access Week next week, there could be no greater open access-related news here in Canada than that the three granting councils are coming together to draft a common Open Access Policy. Of those agencies (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council and Canadian Institute of Health Research), the…

It took me a long time to get through The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out, something like eighteen months to finally wade through it. And it’s not that it was even that bad. It a lot of ways, it was better than I expected. Part of it is…

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