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I’m at the Access Conference in Montreal this week starting today, so I’m a bit behind on the readings for the Current/Future State of Higher Education MOOC I’m participating in. I’m hoping a nice long relaxing train ride will give me the opportunity to catch up. Anyways, Week 1 was a great introduction to the…

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve signed up for a MOOC. MOOC, of course, being Massively Open Online Courses, are all the rage in higher-ed-more-disruptingly-than-thou circles, what with their potential is greatly expand the reach of higher education beyond a campus-bound constituency. But not without criticism, of course. Coursera is a popular example of a company…

This is the third and hopefully final summary post on the controversy at the University of Virginia surrounding the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan. The previous two are here and here. Trouble With Transparency A Much Higher Education: UVA has its president back. But the fight to save our universities has only just begun.…

I’m on my annual summer hiatus for the month of July so I’ll be only publishing my weekly Friday Fun posts as well as re-posting some of the interviews I did a few years ago on the old blog with people from the publishing, library and science worlds. Not that my posting of late has…

I’m on my annual summer hiatus for the month of July so I’ll be only publishing my weekly Friday Fun posts as well as re-posting some of the interviews I did a few years ago on the old blog with people from the publishing, library and science worlds. Not that my posting of late has…

I’d like to extend a huge science librarian blogosphere welcome to Information Culture, the newest blog over at Scientific American Blogs! This past Sunday evening I got a cryptic DM from a certain Bora Zivkovic letting me know that I should watch the SciAm blog site first thing Monday morning. I was busy that morning…

The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression has just awarded the Harper Conservative government here in Canada a failing grade in promoting free expression. Federal scientists’ freedom of expression: F Canada’s control over the communications of federally funded scientists is alarming. Climate change science coverage in the media has plummeted by 80 per cent since 200,…

A fantastic quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson: The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their…

This post has superseded my two previous link collection posts here and here. The first focused solely on the Research Works Act, the second added posts on the Elsevier boycott and this one also incorporates posts on the reintroduction of The Federal Research Public Access Act. These three stories are all intertwined to the extent…

Personally, I find it inconceivable that any writer could come up with such a wonderful list. Lines from The Princess Bride that Double as Comments on Freshman Composition Papers. Here’s a few to refresh your memory: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” “At a time…

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