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Y’all Come Back!

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

And so another Charleston Conference has drawn to a close.  It was highly successful  from start to finish.  A vote of thanks goes to Katina Strauch, the organizers, sponsors, exhibitors at the Vendor Showcase, and [...]

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

The final session, called “Hyde Park Corer” took the form of a debate  on the statement: “The Traditional Research Library is Dead”.   Oxford Union-style rules were followed:

The audience was asked to vote “yes” or [...]

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The Long Arm of the Law

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

 

This popular session, now in its 3rd year, reviews recent legal cases impacting libraries.

Library and Archive Users Rights: An International Treaty on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives
Winston Tabb, [...]

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Find is Greater Than Search

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

This panel conducted an informal conversation (edited transcript below) addressing the questions of whether searchers are really finding what they are looking for and what new technologies are helping them.

How does your organization think [...]

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SCOAP3: Living the Dream

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

Ann Okerson presented a report on the SCOAP3 project and its current activities.

SCOAP3 is the first project to convert all of the peer-reviewed journals of a discipline to open [...]

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    By Donald T. Hawkins      About Me     Email Me

Charles Watkinson from  Purdue University, moderator, introduced this session by noting that Open Access (OA) books are the next frontier in publishing.  How different are they from journals?  We need to develop our positions, but [...]

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