Books after Amazon

June 2, 2011 0

It has been very good news for libraries that Amazon has agreed to allow checkouts of e-books on the Kindle at public libraries. At the same time, we should consider the overall practice of this company and how it could impact the book industry over the long term. The author here compares the possibly predatory business practices of Amazon vis-a-vis the print publishing industry to how Barnes & Noble helped squeeze out smaller independent booksellers. Read More

school librarian cuts!

June 2, 2011 0

Some bad news in the aggregate for school librarians, even those who have been bringing new technologies into play! We need to advocate for all of what we offer – including how we can leverage technology beyond Google searches!

Upcoming OCLC Research presentation

March 28, 2011 0

The Dryad Repository: A New Path for Data Publication in Scholarly Communication “Dryad is an international repository for data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences. Many datasets collected by academic researchers are not shared with the wider community even after findings based upon them are reported in the literature. Dryad is addressing this shortcoming via a consortium of biology journals, and a model linking the publication of data with the publication of Read More

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