Category Archives: Libraries

Peter Suber wins ALA’s Patterson Award

I missed the news last week, but I’m extremely pleased to learn that Peter Suber will be the recipient of this year’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award by the American Library Association. It’s incredibly well-deserved. Peter, of course, was my … Continue reading

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Unchaining the library

Browsing Wikipedia today, I found a page with an intriguing title: chained library: A chained library is a library where the books are attached to their bookcase by a chain, which is sufficiently long to allow the books to be … Continue reading

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LOC preserving legal blogs

Following on my recent post about preservation for scholarly blogs (and see Dorothea Salo’s take), today I found this (via techPresident): The Law Library of Congress began harvesting legal blawgs in 2007. The collection has grown to more than one … Continue reading

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Preservation for scholarly blogs

I’ve wondered about preservation for new modes of scholarly communication and ephemera, e.g. scholarly blogs, mailing lists, etc. Others have suggested it recently as well. A cursory Googling finds a few others mulling the question, but not (at first glance) … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating women in technology

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day to call attention to the achievements of women in technology. Despite its stereotype as a field dominated by men, women have made significant contributions to the field of computing since its inception, back … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Open Access Day

Yesterday was the first Open Access Day — and what a day it was. What follows are my personal reflections. I wasn’t able to be as involved with OA Day as I would have liked, due to a variety of … Continue reading

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Ludicrously closed access; or how to alienate readers and look foolish

It started with a post the liblicense mailing list, announcing a new journal entitled the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. The journal, the post said, was published by the Haworth Press (a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis since its acquisition … Continue reading

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Podcast of my talk at Simmons library school

Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science has posted a podcast of my presentation there in May on students and open access. (Thanks to Peter for noticing it, even when the Google Alert on my name didn’t.)

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