08 octobre 2018

Call for urgent ‘e-volution’ of university libraries

By Wachira Kigotho. Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa need to move away from the idea of libraries as buildings that stock books on dusty shelves to learning spaces that can facilitate access for students, academics and researchers to information at any time or place. For those libraries to attain cutting-edge status, however, they need to be properly funded. More...

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01 octobre 2018

Les BU et le nouveau jargon

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. 48ème Congrès de l’Association des Directeurs de Bibliothèque Universitaire, Brest, 25-27 septembre 2018.
Introduction du texte de présentation de la thématique. Mon commentaire : les directeurs/directrices de BU ne semblent pas résister, hélas, à la novlangue des néo-managers de l’enseignement supérieur (mots en gras ci-dessous), au jargon porté par les Communicants et les Community Managers.
Plus...

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29 septembre 2018

Marist Library joins New York State Library Consortium

University Business Magazine logoThe James A. Cannavino Library at Marist College is the newest member of ConnectNY, a state-wide library consortium. More...

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24 septembre 2018

Cornell and Other University Libraries to Cancel Elsevier Titles

Cornell and Other University Libraries to Cancel Elsevier Titles
More on the cancellation of subscriptions to Elsevier journals as purchasers react to increasing prices and an unresponsive publisher. Consider this comment out of Harvard. More...

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The Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science
This editorial in a Philippines newspaper shows not only an increasing awareness of open access journals in the mainstream, it also highlights the importance of this movement to the developing world. More...

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23 septembre 2018

Why Libraries Should Be Leading the OER Revolution

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. While OER moves away from traditional textbooks, according to CNN, “the goal of the library remains the same: To be a free place where people can access and share information.” Librarians want to help students achieve success, but one of the things holding students back today is the high cost of textbooks. More...

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21 septembre 2018

OUP supports Oxford University Library Services "Open Archives" Initiative

OUP supports Oxford University Library Services "Open Archives" Initiative
The Oxford University Press has more to lose than most by posting its articles for free online. Nonetheless, it has decided to post OUP articles by Oxford University professors for free online access. More...

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Building a Digital Library the Commons-based Peer Production Way

Building a Digital Library the Commons-based Peer Production Way
The author describes the rationale and methodology for the construction of a commons-based peer production (CBPP) digital library. Nice table outlining the four major sets of motivations: philosophical (spirit of camaraderie, democracy, altruism; aversion to hierarchy/command), logistical (knowledge distributed unevenly and/or widely; inflexibility of centralized effort), fiscal (inability to provide major coverage using works for hire) and optimal (more material; more peer review; more up-to-date content). More...

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06 septembre 2018

Fair Use Under Fire

Fair Use Under Fire
The opening paragraph gets right to the heart of the problem. "A library customer checks out a new DVD from the library only to discover that it won't play on her Linux operating system at home. Another, who is blind, borrows an e-book from the library and finds that his text-to-voice software cannot "read" the product. More...

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02 septembre 2018

CREFOR - Les bibliographies thématiques

Ces bibliographies issues des travaux des documentalistes du Crefor ont été réalisées à l’occasion des sessions de professionnalisations ainsi que des Vendredis du Crefor où elles ont été remises aux participants. Plus...

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