PSA: An undetermined number of Ebrary and EBL e-books are not actually entire e-books. At a faculty member's request, we purchased an e-book via Ebrary, only to discover that some of the pages in said book are not available.
We've just been told that our campus website platform is moving to Drupal. I'm looking for some libraries who use this for their sites so we can see examples of what we can do. Any pros/cons/FYIs would also be appreciated.
Here's an odd OA counterfactual idea: imagine if scholarly publishing worked like literary and short fiction publishing: publishers pay authors (admittedly, not much) for first publication rights only, with six months exclusive, and future republication requires that the original journal be cited ("this article first publish in...."). The...
All summer, I *knew* intellectually that I'd finished my degree, and that I wouldn't have to do the school/work two-step this fall, for the first time in 3 years - but it wasn't until I was walking home tonight, at the end of the first day of the academic year where I work, that I really FELT IT down to my bones.... I AM FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just stumbled across one of the damnedest "library science" papers I've seen, one that proves conclusively, absolutely, positively that print books cannot survive...apparently because some writers have said so. Uses the "falsifiability theory." http://ijism.ricest.ac.ir/ojs...
Further to the EBL / Ebrary books-missing-bits thread: here is a screenshot of an EBL book from Duke UP that was in our PDA catalogue (now removed so that it's not accidentally purchased). It says that Duke doesn't hold electronic rights to the material, but apparently EBL sees fit to sell it anyway.
Ooh, IngentaConnect make a distinction between "Free content" and "Open access content"! Haven't checked if they make a correct distinction, because I'm trying to find an example of them linking to our link resolver to see if it works.
Did something change with Google News? I'm testing out some searches for a class, looking for news reporting about the 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike. I'm trying to find news reports from September 2012, so I'm limiting by a custom date range and nothing is coming up. Is this just me?
We need to ship some archival documents. They want to use banker boxes (20-30), but it looks like FedEx and UPS aren't keen on banker boxes. I need to order the boxes today. What should I be looking at?
Wow. Now we have The Authoritative Word on the history and near-term future of OA publishing, and all for the low, low price of $2,500. Guess I'll miss it. Anyone who winds up with access to this Simba thing want to check on whether the timeline is accurate? (I know how I'd bet...)...