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A Little Précis of Librarianship, 7-30-2017

It’s been a while since my last post, with a lot going on at work and such. But there’s always more to talk about, so let’s get going!

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

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Copyright Corner

Emerging Technobabble

Research Reports

Get your professional development on!

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

A little late on the reporting, but the House Appropriation Committee was very miffed about the House Judiciary Committee stealing their thunder with the Copyright Office “reform” bill.

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Paper: “Pressing Forward in Scholarly Communities:Synthesizing Communication Technologies with the Researchers Who Utilize Them”
Does Open Access work for circumventing paywalls? What will the crossover period look like? Will OA keep growing?
More on scholarly communication below.

Copyright Corner

More on Sci-Hub and Elsevier’s lawsuit against it.
Also, how exactly does Sci-Hub do what it does? Have publishers been hacked?
Also a very interesting discussion at a Scholarly Communication conference on Sci-hub and other academic piracy as a symptom.
The W3C and the Encrypted Media Extensions (DRM extensions) HTML standard: EFF’s response highlights librarian voices (an encouraging trend and a good argument for librarians to accept their role in this conversation).

Emerging Technobabble

Surprisingly, for a satire paper, Forbes has a thoughtful take on the need for web preservation.
Has the joy of learning gone out of online education?

Research Reports

Paper: Avoiding information overload.

Get your professional development on!

My colleague also finished her webinar on gamification for the South Carolina Library Association, so please do check out the recording!

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