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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…

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…

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…

(This post supersedes the previous post listing items related to the Aaron Swartz story. That post was from January 20, 2013.) A few comments. Aaron Swartz’s story has had a huge impact, it has reverberated far and wide not just through the interlinking worlds of technology and online activism but far into the mainstream. The…

Librarians seem to be under siege these days, both from within and without. But at our core, librarians no matter where they work just want to make the world a better place. io9 has a wonderful older post with a list of fictional librarians who’ve perhaps put that motto into action a little more directly…

Some colleagues and I are presenting tomorrow at the latest Ontario Library Association Super Conference. Here’s the info: Session: #1307: Friday 3:45 PM 5:00 PM IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW Career development Speaker(s) John Dupuis, Acting Associate University Librarian, Information Services, York University; Tanis Fink, Director, Seneca Libraries, Seneca College; Amanda French,…

The Machine Apocalypse Is Growth Over? “The data are”: How fetishism makes us stupid Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines An innovation agenda to help people win the race against the machines Sure, Big Data Is Great. But So Is Intuition The Consequences of Machine Intelligence Will a Robot Take Your Job? Artificial…

The End of the University as We Know It The future of online vs. residential education by futurist Ray Kurzweil Librarians or Baristas? Prioritizing Academic Programs Khan Academy Founder Proposes a New Type of College Assessing Campus Libraries (space, yes, services…) Where is Library Technology going? MLA President Offers a Sobering Critique of Graduate Education…

Yes, I’ve fallen behind a bit on my MOOC due to conferences and other general insanity, but after doing the last week this week I vow to catch up a bit retroactively and do weeks 3, 4 & 5. My weeks 1 and 2 posts are here and here. Distributed Research: new models of inquiry…

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