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Excellent piece today from our own @lisalibrarian arguing that licensed resources are over utilized and offering strategies for driving down usage to expose real value https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/05/22/are-library-su...
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Thanks for sharing this @rschon. It's been quite a day replying to comments from the publisher community. The librarian community has been really positive about the ideas though. ‎· LisaLibrarian
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I think what emboldens libraries is the sense that users will somehow get what they need without the library subscription. It isn't SH, Green, etc. specifically emboldening libraries - it is that users won't march on the building with torches. :) oh, and also, most of the emboldened have promised fee free ILL/doc delivery for anything scholars need. Reading the websites and not just the press releases is helpful. Having said that, I would note as well that a lot of the more aggressive stances are in Europe and the proposals are to replace a subscription Big Deal with an APC Big Deal so I'm not sure that librarians are being emboldened in all cases so much that they are negotiating for something different. Which, in honesty, I believe the publishers will be okay with once they can work out the financial model. Of course, I also believe they are trying to figure out an RIAA-like threaten-to-sue approach but can't figure out how to make that work ... yet. So, who knows? I do think that the RG lawsuit is potentially the real black swan event here depending how it is decided. ‎· LisaLibrarian
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News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson called for the creation of an “Algorithm Review Board” to oversee tech giants and provide a check on their increasing power. He has been critical of Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, saying they have too much influence over the news and information consumers see and offer little insight into the workings of their platforms.
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Big news today: Springer Nature IPO postponed "The planned initial public offering of publisher Springer Nature has been postponed on the eve that trading in shares was expected to begin "due to market conditions"." https://www.thebookseller.com/news/springer-nature-ipo-postpo...
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Our own @aarontay presenting today at CNI on a panel facilitated by @lisalibrarian n The Privileged Link: Open Access, Version of Record, or Let the User Decided? #cni18s
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Yay! ‎· bentley
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Thanks @rschon! @Aarontay - you did a great job ... I'm really pleased with how the whole panel came together and it was a really great discussion with attendees. ‎· LisaLibrarian ‎· 2
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I decided to write a couple pieces on how research workflow investments will affect those scholarly publishers at risk of being "left behind" -- and what they can do about it. I think this suggests some of the implications that will arise for universities and their libraries, but I envision writing something specific with them in mind as well. https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/12/18/workflow-strat...
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Libraries Look to Big Data to Measure Their Worth—And Better Help Students https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-11-17-libraries-look-to-big...
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“University libraries are having to explain their place in the world of degree completion,” says Alan Bearman, dean of university libraries and the Center for Student Success and Retention at Washburn University. “As we all know, there’s this big push in the nation about on-time degree completion, and libraries are trying to see where they fit in that world.” ‎· secret agent Fister
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No more losing yourself in the stacks! ‎· secret agent Fister ‎· 1
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There are other worlds we should fit into, also. But y'all know how I feel about that. ‎· secret agent Fister
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I've come to like the expression "more wood behind fewer arrows" - the idea of needing to bring prioritization and focus given that time and resources are always limited. But, I've been wondering if this phrase might be offensive or irritating in any way? Your thoughts?
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If there is no traffic, do navigation apps estimate your arrival time based on the posted speed limit - or your historical driving speed? .
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Barbara Hammer Archive adds to Beinecke's collections of LGBTQ creativity https://t.co/OnU5B5sCqF .
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"Serves on the Reference Desk…in order to obtain first-hand knowledge of the needs & problems of student & faculty… https://t.co/M9GhblGJFS .
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Job opening: University Librarian, University of Hawai'i https://t.co/DSlC6MYmsI .
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Including a short discussion of this @GaviaLib piece https://t.co/UjvQfLJlvv .
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Thread on diversity "residency" programs, including some key avoidable problems. @jvinopal @SoulCitySigma https://t.co/IBT9ndHlhU .
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Powerful and troubling. @MartinKurzweil @wpnick https://t.co/ewXQAqpT4u .
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To improve diversity, talent, and culture, library leaders must first look inside their own organizations and pract… https://t.co/2Pq0jrIppX .
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Job opening: Director, @metmuseum https://t.co/cx4ApQWYsk .
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Finally, a way to waltz in to that place without feeling guilty about not paying anything for the suggested admission. jk. ‎· Stephen Francoeur ‎· 3
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Chicago's municipal ID can also be used to pay public transit fares and to use the public library! https://t.co/avwRTTGKrG .
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And I hear that they announced this to the press before they told the branch libraries! ‎· hedgielib ‎· 2
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@hedgielib: Oh jeez. Nice one. ‎· Roger
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Students are "abused" transferring credits from community colleges to bachelor's degrees @dougledIHE via @LexaLogue https://t.co/RyFRy0yxei .
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Wonderful generosity from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation benefiting @nypl & all New Yorkers. @infodocket https://t.co/SF8CfzZJux .
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Big news from @MellonFdn: Earl Lewis to step down as president https://t.co/eKxu9OwgCy https://t.co/h8CzYT3Goq .
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Thrilled to see my recent @IthakasSR post on @OSFramework & research workflows appear in Portuguese on @RedeSciELO https://t.co/KYNzPUhHT2 .
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Johnetta Cole to serve as @MellonFdn fellow, focusing on art museum diversity, accessibility, equity, & inclusion https://t.co/Gs99SlD0DN .
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I wonder how librarian colleagues who so disliked Beall's List feel about such efforts being stopped by research mi… https://t.co/eeG2QQTBUP .
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So, @Jeffrey_Beall took his List down due to a research misconduct care opened against him by his university. https://t.co/Twr9m3Q8wc .
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It may well be that, absent further intervention, "diversity across the ranks of library employees is in fact in the process of falling." .
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