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A Little Précis of Librarianship, 6-4-2017

I was hoping on doing one a week, but yet again I’m on a bi-weekly schedule.

Again, I have to thank Audrey Watters of Hack Education for the inspiration of this blogging format, with her weekly wrap up of education technology news.

Jump to:
Politics (the one that there’s nothing funny about)

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Copyright Corner

Datafication Station

Emerging Technobabble

Research Reports

Get your professional development on!

New Sources

Ending on a Good Note

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!

My favorite satirical magazine came up with yet another gem: To Reduce Terrorism, Repeal Network Neutrality. Seriously, I don’t know how they can parody clueless assholes so well.

Interesting development out of the 11th circuit: obtain a copyright registration before initiating litigation.

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?

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Sigh. Just…. sigh. I’m not going to get myself worked up.

Open Peer Review! It’s a thing!

Copyright Corner

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).

Datafication Station

Algorithmic governance. I for one…. you know the joke.

Emerging Technobabble

AI and newsrooms. What could go wrong.

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?

Research Reports

I’ve been thinking about:

Scholarly communication in a non-academic sense. Even for librarians.

Open Access, Linked Open Data, and library collections. Also link rot and data protection.

Adult learners and information/search literacy using real-life examples. Also the new ACRL report on how librarians contribute to student success.

I’ve got a copyright webinar I’m giving, and The End of Ownership was useful in thinking of how to connect some dots for the listener.

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

New Sources

The Humanities Commons.

Humanities Commons is a trusted, nonprofit network where humanities scholars can create a professional profile, discuss common interests, develop new publications, and share their work. The Humanities Commons network is open to anyone.

Open Source Survey

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.

 

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