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Notes from the OA Symposium, 2016

As I mentioned previously (actually, about 30 minutes ago in real time), it’s been a busy week in Denton.  The University of North Texas hosted two separate meetings on overlapping … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Notes from the Library Publishing Forum

It’s been a busy week at UNT – host of two meetings: The Library Publishing Forum and the 7th annual Open Access Symposium.  The dates, and themes, are overlapping – … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Data, data everywhere in the news

Struggling to consider my blog topic this week, the problem being too many stories to choose from, I was struck by how many stories were about data.  Aha…a topic! First, … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Open Data for LIS Research

This blog is a venue devoted to improving the utility and effectiveness of libraries, librarianship, and librarians through careful study.  This inevitably involves data, a word that has recently become hot, … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Research Synthesis Methods – What Librarians Do

This article in JASIST caught my eye…I’m sorry that it is behind a paywall… Research synthesis methods and library and information science: Shared problems, limited diffusion by Laura Sheble.  Interests of researchers … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Random, undeveloped thoughts

With the completion of my ALCTS webinar, I finally have the time to return to my reading.  All the articles, books, blog postings, etc. have started triggering ideas that I … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prices, Models, and Fairness: A (Partly) Imaginary Phone Conversation

[Phone rings.] Librarian: Hello? Sales Rep: Hello! Robert from Acme Scholarly Journals here. As you know, for the past year we’ve been working on a new pricing model for our … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Data-driven Library of the Future – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Inside Higher Ed (blog) The Data-driven Library of the Future Inside Higher Ed (blog) It goes without saying that libraries are changing from repositories for journals and books to engaged … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

AHRC/British Library research project on academic books launched

UCL/King’s College London team to consult broadly on future of monographs, open access, peer review, publishing and more (AHRC/British Library research project on academic books launched… Source: I’ll … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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