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Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations, says Erin McKiernan
We spend years teaching our children to share. Yet from the moment students enter academia, we discourage it. Lock up your work in prestigious subscription journals; keep your data close to your chest; compete instead of collaborate – these are the messages transmitted by peers and mentors. These are the tenets of our unhealthy academic culture. We need to change our priorities.
Research and Global Open Access Initiatives
Lessing donates 3 000 books to city library
She was the only Nobel Prize winner with Zimbabwean connections and her left-wing and anti-settler sentiments saw her being banned from the then Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa.
Love for Libraries
The American Library Association recently released a comprehensive study on digital inclusion efforts in libraries – including public access to broadband. Two of my passions in one study – nerd heaven!
The report is a good reminder of the role that libraries can and do play with digital inclusion. And in my experience as a Reference Librarian and someone who has done tech training in libraries as recently as this summer, the folks who forget about the library are the folks who don’t need it. The people on the far edge of the digital divide know about libraries. Maybe not everyone on the edge of the digital divide thinks library – but I can tell you a lot do. (Last year a report indicated that 91 percent of Americans 16 and older think libraries are important.)
So if everyone thinks it’s important why am I writing about it? Why are they doing research? Because all libraries are not created equal. Government Technology highlights the urban-rural difference…
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Get Librarian Help When Students Start School The Ledger With the state Ask-A-Librarian (www.askalibrarian.org) program still in place (and growing), students have access to a real, live, librarian through chat technology up until midnight (Sunday…
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