Information scholars address UN sustainability goals during virtual 2020 ASIS&T conference
Revisiting a holiday classic: ‘Twas the month before Christmas, and by listening hard, you can hear Joe Esposito yearn for a library card. The reasons are simple, yet give publishers pause. No wonder Joe’s only hope is with Santa Claus.
A new survey reinforces so long-term trends, but shows some surprising reversals that anyone interested in scholarly communication should note.
In a follow-up to the six mistakes sales reps make, here’s a list of six mistakes library staff can make. It’s a sobering comparison.
In my previous posting, I focused on what I believe to be dim prospects for the Encyclopedia Britannica as it transforms from a set of printed volumes into a networked online information portal. My skepticism stems from the fact that […]
A recent analysis suggests some worrisome trends for librarianship.
Patron-driven acquisition — what does it mean? This FAQ deals with how PDA approaches books, journals, and libraries.
Are librarians making the same mistake railroads made — forgetting their purpose to remain tied to their physical heritage?
At Cornell University, you can rent a bicycle from the circulation desk. Should the library be peddling a different brand?
How did “scholarly communication” become equated with open access advocacy? Is its misuse ultimately self-defeating?
It appears that the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) will be holding another “IN” meeting next month over my strenuous objections as a long-standing member of the society. My objections are not concerning SSP holding a Fall meeting – indeed, the autumn is my favorite time of the year to repair to a fine club, properly provisioned with brandy and cigars, to discuss the affairs of the society with other learned gentlemen. ather, my concerns are regarding the topic of the meeting. “IN,” I am told, stands for INnovation, INspiration, and INteraction. I am wont to think of a more unholy trinity of concepts and think “INfernal” is more apropos!
More flames on the site licensing frontier, and why these battles are a sign of a fundamentally flawed — and possibly soon-to-be irrelevant — arrangement.
‘Twas the month before Christmas, and by listening hard, you can hear Joe Esposito yearn for a library card. The reasons are simple, yet give publishers pause. No wonder Joe’s only hope is with Santa Claus.