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A Little Précis of Librarianship, 9-24-2017

It’s been a while, so let’s get right into it.

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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!
”Why do we even have libraries?”
New Sources
Ending on a Good Note

 

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

ALA responds to DACA end.

Changes to Section 108 may be in the works, but don’t get worked up yet.

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Article: Scholarly Communication as a Core Competency for librarians

Copyright Corner

Could Sci-Hub, LibGen, et al. be our new partners? Probably not but it’s a nice thought.

EFF roundup: Copyright Office needs to let us tinker; and the fight against DRM standard in the W3C continues.  

“We Shall Overcome” copyright. “This Land” might actually be “Your Land”.

Let’s Plays in danger due to stringent copyright enforcement via DACA.

“Open” Access in terms of negative and positive liberty. I don’t agree with the conceptualization of positive liberty exactly, I think it’s a little weakly defined, but still a neat way to think about something we deal with every day.

Article: Using Fair Use to preserve government data.

Emerging Technobabble

How is education actually transforming education? (If you need access, just let me know).

With my upcoming chapter on web archiving in the works, I’m doing a lot of reading on link rot.

Also just as a warning: turn your bluetooth off when not using it (unless you have an iPhone, which never fully turns bluetooth off as of iOS 11).

Research Reports

Article: “Should Institutions License their Data about Scholarship?” If you’re familair with Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, I think this applies to subtitles of journal issue briefs. Even the author doesn’t seem convinced one way or the other.

Get your professional development on!

This week is Banned Book Week! Here’s a webinar for some programming ideas.

”Why do we even have libraries?”

Preserving protests and their digital records.

English Language Learners and the contextualization provided by graphic novels.

New Sources

Alexander Hamilton papers online, thanks to the LoC.

Also the LoC has launched labs.loc.gov as a data source.

Ending on a Good Note

Little Free Libraries are in the news. Doing the good work.

Jer Thorpe at the LoC wins “coolest job title ever” in librarianship.

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