sparc and the right to research.

Because I'm a little terrified of the exhibits hall, I rarely find anything of interest in the deluge of pre-Annual mailbox fodder. Yesterday was an exception - SPARC, one of my favorite organizations (judged in part on the strength of its acronym - the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition) sent a mailer introducing its... Continue Reading →

emotion seconded.

Sherri Saines, a coworker of mine and First-Year Experience librarian at Ohio University, posted yesterday on her ideas for a "anti citation-style movement," naming the multitude of problems reference and instruction librarians are all too familiar with - style variations, adherence to typewriter-era notions of scholarly communication, students frustrated beyond the point of belief, etc.... Continue Reading →

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