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  1. Feb 2020
  2. Sep 2019
    1. information privilege

      Char Brooks's 2014 post "On Information Privilege" examines this topic from Brooks's perspective as a librarian and educator.

      Duke University's Library 101 Toolkit provides additional information, classroom activities, student readings, and a CC-BY-NC-licensed infographic about information privilege. (Click infographic hyperlink for larger version.)

      Works Cited:

      Brooks, Char. "On Information Privilege" Infomational, 1 December 2014, https://infomational.com/2014/12/01/on-information-privilege/. Permalink: perma.cc/Y7AT-C6VZ.

      "Information Privilege." Library 101 Tookit, Duke University, 13 August 2018, https://sites.duke.edu/library101_instructors/2018/08/13/information-privilege/. Permalink: perma.cc/DNY3-HHUM.

  3. Jun 2018
    1. Transparency agendas are being used to legislate against consortial open-access models even though it has good cost outcomes

      against economic models as justifications for open access

  4. Jul 2017
    1. The sites’ funders are motivated by arguablysuspect goals, but the published results—often at some editorial remove—are free andaccessible. Indeed, The Conversation‘s university, government, and foundation subsidy foropen-access is an implicit model for breaking the lockdown of Elsevier, SAGE, and the otheracademic-publisher oligopolists.

      Anything that helps to break the lockdown of Elsevier et al. is worth watching.

  5. Jun 2017
  6. Feb 2017
    1. Rather than viewing predatory publishers as a disease in themselves, I suggest we should regard them instead as a symptom of malaise within the academic research establishment

      Hear hear.

  7. Jul 2016
    1. A couple of interesting large-scale approaches to making the transition are the Open Access Network and the recently-released Open Access 2020 Roadmap, both of which sketch out ways academic libraries can use their resources and values to make scholarship accessible for the public good.

  8. Apr 2016
    1. it sometimes isn’t enough just to say “this will save students money so we should do it.


    2. But if we can continue to help faculty move along the spectrum—perhaps from the multi-user eBook to an open textbook, and eventually to their students editing and re-sharing improvements to that open textbook—isn’t it worth our time and effort to pursue these projects too?

      Such important work.

  9. Feb 2016
  10. Jul 2015
    1. Digital writing is the first kind of writing that does not reduce recorded knowledge to a rivalrous object. If we all have the right equipment, then we can all have copies of the same digital text without excluding one another, without multiplying our costs, and without depleting our resources.

      Suber, Peter. Open Access. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2013. 47.

  11. Jun 2015