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Month: November 2017

A Little Précis of Librarianship, 11-26-2017

It’s been a long time, so let’s have an update!

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

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

Copyright Corner

Emerging Technobabble

Research Reports

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

Net Neutrality is a big topic this week so I’ll avoid repetition. Here’s one take on Net Neutrality as a press freedom issue.

With the educational materials bill in Florida already eyeing libraries, this new “controversial theories” bill is important to know about.

Scholarly (Mis)Communication

The title is too good to pass up: “Rogues and Rebels: Less than legal platforms for open access resources

Nature takes a look at plugins that facilitate open access.

Copyright Corner

Copyright is standing in the way of sharing information and scientific progress. Despite the Internet being created to share information between researchers, it is still hidden behind paywalls in the traditional publishing model.

Sci-Hub remains resilient despite losing domain names.

Copyright exemptions for libraries are common, but not consistent.

Emerging Technobabble

Paper: The use of social media by university library staff to facilitate undergraduate students

Research Reports

Paper: Satisfaction in virtual teams

Paper: What collaboration means to me

Paper: Standardizing citation instruction across the curriculum