I was hoping on doing one a week, but yet again I’m on a bi-weekly schedule.
Politics (the one that there’s nothing funny about)
Rhetoric and the cold war politics of information science. Nuff said. It’s behind a paywall in ASIS&T and doesn’t seem to have an OA version archived. I’m an ASIS&T member. Dunno why I mention that. Also the contact form is to the right. Dunno why I mention that either.
The Association of American Publishers is being reasonable, apparently. Good for them! So proud. *Trips over the bar that has been set for them*
I made it this far without mentioning the FCC, but… “People who were impersonated by anti-net neutrality spammers blast FCC”.
Podcast fans! The future of Internet copyright is among us! Rejoyce!
Also, calls on the Continent for the European Parliament to make progressive copyright changes. Will Europe become the copyright leader after being the force for more restrictions?
Open Peer Review! It’s a thing!
Apparently still unaware of the existence of the Streisand Effect, copyright monopolist Elsevier is taking Sci-Hub and LibGen to court again. Though they won the takedown of the Sci-Hub domain two years ago, the site persevered and remained open. This time, Elbakyan (the creator of Sci-Hub) notes that any attempt to shut down the domain will ultimately be futile, since it also resides on a TOR onion site.
Does Fair Use Affect Academic Authors’ Incentive to Write? I’ll give you a hint.
Ever wonder what a Copyright Librarian actually does? It’s pretty important!
This very thoughtful piece on UConn’s decision to not renew its Adobe CC license, and what this means for the values of the university, the students, and one professor’s attempts to navigate the realm of copyright in conversations with their students and peers.
On the arts and copyright, a Japanese music collection society wants private schools to pay up (lousy greedy kids).
I think someone at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies had an existential crisis: Don’t worry about opaque algorithms; you already don’t know what anything is doing, or why.
What kind of of Information Literacy are we teaching anyway?
I’ve been thinking about:
Scholarly communication in a non-academic sense. Even for librarians.
Adult learners and information/search literacy using real-life examples. Also the new ACRL report on how librarians contribute to student success.
And of course, cool tools that help organize the chaos of my life.
Get your professional development on!
Webinar: Empower students as creators
Webinar: Move into library middle management
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Ending on a Good Note
Today we get to end on a really good note: Diego Gomez has been cleared of criminal charges for the heinous crime of sharing a master’s thesis.