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Comment on the [email protected] Series

Hossein Talebzadeh Hossein Talebzadeh co-authored the recent article aptly titled ““Wikipedia does NOT tolerate your babbling!”:  Impoliteness-induced conflict (resolution) in a polylogal collaborative online community of practice,” in Journal of Pragmatics last...

[email protected]: Part 2 – The Role of Academics

By: Nancy K. Herther, writer, consultant and former librarian with the University of Minnesota Libraries In an article titled “Wikipedia as Public Scholarship: Communicating Our Impact Online,” Elizabeth K. Rush & Sarah J. Tracy studied the current options for...

Call for Article Proposals: the state of ebooks

Against the Grain is seeking article proposals for an issue on the state of ebooks -- acquisition and the user experience -- in academic libraries. Has there been progress in the way we purchase ebooks and the way users engage with them in the past 10 years? Has...

ATG Quirkies: Inside the World of British Brickophiles

In this post, Atlas Obscura contributor Karen Chernick focuses on the humble practice of British brick collecting. Available via Wikimedia Commons Evidently, devoted aficionados are drawn by the sometimes ornate indentations embossed on the top side of each brick. not...

ATG Article of the Week – 1/8/21

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2020 - In this article, Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly looks back at the library stories that captivated the publishing world this year — and what they portend for 2021 (Steve Morgan via Creative Commons) As you would expect,...

ATG Caught My Eye – 12/31/20

8 Great Libraries for Your Zoom Background If you've been looking for a new background for your Zoom meetings, Library Journal's Meredith Schwartz suggests these "eight photos of light, bright, and beautiful libraries to ensure that next time you go on camera, the...

ATG Job bank – Librarians – 12/29/20

ATG Job bank - Librarians - 12/29/20 Library of Congress Announces 2021 Librarians-in-Residence Program The Library of Congress has announced the 2021 Librarians-in-Residence program to offer early career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and...

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