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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…

I have a son who’s just finished his first year as a physics undergrad. 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…

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…

Don’t Panic: Why Catastrophism Fails Libraries Breaking Up with Libraries Resolved: All LIS students should not take that course Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian? Editorial: Libraries see opportunity in changing times Look to the present of libraries to see the future Results of the “Global Research Council” in Berlin Announced Wellcome Trust extends open…

Challenge, don’t worship, the chiefs and high priestesses of science: If we don’t recognise the politics of science, we will just get played by those who do Confronting The Woo-Woos Head-On… 45% Fewer Professional Working Musicians Since 2002 Academics and universities must continue to develop open access alternatives to break the monopoly of large publishers…

Academic library existence at risk? The Myth and the Millennialism of “Disruptive Innovation” Fending off university-attacking zombies The online threat to the American professor Educational Hucksterism: Or, MOOCs are not an Educational Technology Laptop U: Has the future of college moved online? Libraries into career centres, campus residences into senior homes Embrace Moocs or face…

I have a son who’s just finished his first year as a physics undergrad. 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…

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