“The vast majority of academics who responded – around 90% – saw the main role of the university library as a purchaser of content. While 45% described themselves as very dependent on their library for their work, only 2% of academics start their research with a visit to the library building.”
I put on the sign. I went back up to my apartment to grab some books. I came back down and a neighbor I never met was there with a pile of books in her arms. Let’s do this. #bookcycle #lit #chicago #bikes
I never, ever set goals. Never. I just do things or don’t do things, and that has gotten me so far so good.
But, with two years between now and 30, it might be a good time to start living a touch more intentionally.
As you know, I add a bit of my travels here and there to this blog. Road trips…
If you happen to come through L.A., stop by and say hello!
The Library Copyright Alliance brief is one of twelve amicus briefs filed this week in support of the HathiTrust and its partner libraries. Other filers are:
the American Association of Universities, American Council on Education, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and several…
“Appellants’ interpretation of Section 108 would have repercussions far beyond pulling the plug on HDL and its benefits to research and accessibility. It would prevent libraries from performing some of their most basic functions, from film preservation to Internet access. The law does not require this absurd result.”
"As librarians we aim to increase access to information, to share it, and ultimately to promote expertise among our patrons and students. The words we use when we describe our roles and relationships — both within and outside of the library — matter. When we use the term authority, is it possible to get away from power?"