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A couple of articles have come to our attention that bring to the fore some of the thorny issues surrounding open access and peer review.  The first article Critics Say Sting on Open-Access Journals Misses Larger Point was written by Paul Basken, senior reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, and focuses on the [...]

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to cause lively discussions on campuses across the country.  This recent article by Ry Rivard entitled “MOOC-Skeptical Provosts”  highlights an effort by provosts of Big 10 universities and the University of Chicago to make a statement of their own – and take control [...]

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Good Question! Why are shares of B&N returning  34.5 percent over the last 12 months if books, their main stock in trade, are on life support?  There is no denying that on the surface things are not looking good for the bookstore giant as it continues to suffer revenue shortfalls and negative operating cash [...]

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A number of you may have read Information Today‘s article  F1000Research Launches Following Successful Beta-Testing Phase reporting the successful launch of F1000Research’s new Open Science publishing program for life scientists.  According to the article this new publishing platform offers “researchers for the first time immediate publication, transparent and fast peer-review post-publication, and [...]

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As many of you will remember, the recent Charleston Conference ended with a Hyde Park Corner Debate between Rick Anderson and Derek Law over the proposition that the traditional research library is dead. After a feisty debate,  Rick prevailed when the audience vote to support his argument that traditional research libraries are in [...]

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The 12 Planets and the Unidentified Flying Elephant

By Sue Wiegand

 Okay, so the elephant isn’t really flying, but the six blind monks in the old story who were trying to identify it based on different parts of its anatomy (“It’s like a tree branch!” cried the one who touched [...]

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