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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Too much of the OA discus-sion is grim, utilitarian, and problem-oriented. We should complement it with discussion that is joyful, curious, and opportunity-oriented

      I am not sure what the recent announcement about the Hypothes.is-Elsevier partnership means, but I sure hope it's in the "joyful" and "opportunity-oriented" realm!

    2. They must implement au-thentication systems and administer proxy servers.

      At additional expense with shrinking budgets...

    3. Some publishers don’t allow librar-ies to share digital texts by interlibrary loan and instead require them to make printouts, scan the printouts, and lend the scans.

      It's true! What a waste of valuable staff time and the resulting copy is inevitably of poorer quality for the end user.

    4. by 1997 the imbalance had grown to 28 percent for books and 72 percent for jour-nals.

      This also causes inequities in library spending across disciplines. The disciplines that rely more heavily on journal literature have a greater proportion of the library budget than those that rely on monographs.

    5. A study by the Research Information Network in late 2009 found that 40 percent of surveyed researchers had trouble accessing journal literature at least once a week, and two-thirds at least once a month. About 60 percent said that access limitations hindered their research, and 18 percent said the hindrance was significant.

      I don't disagree that access is a problem, but also know that some faculty and students do not understand that they need to pass through their university's authentication to access journals to which their library subscribes.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. information literacy as an educational reform movement

      I don't think I would have recognized IL as an educational reform movement before reading this document, but am in total agreement with the move from skills-based to higher level thinking.

    1. quasi-addictive power

      I just attended a screening of Screenagers and there was an addiction facility featured that specialized in digital addictions. I don't think it's "quasi-addictive" at all. It's real and people's lives are affected much the same way they are with other addictions. The DSMV-5 has even added a category that encompasses it.

    2. we're sleepwalking into this brave new world

      This is a great phrase, but I'm not sure it's the right metaphor. I don't feel totally unaware of the dangers of relying on the cloud, I just don't know what to do about them. Maybe it's more like walking on a tightrope. It might be the most efficient way to cross the gap and we weigh the convenience with the risk and hope for the best.

    3. What happens to your family's photo collection if it's held in the cloud and your password goes to the grave with you?

      Maybe estate planning needs to include a list of cloud services, logins and passwords. This modern life is such a challenge to manage!

    4. network is effectively the computer

      freedom and a lack of control all in one package

    5. highly informed readers

      And many who are not highly informed, or misinformed.

  3. Mar 2017
    1. academics have salaries from universities, freeing them to dive deeply into their research topics and publish special-ized articles without market appeal

      And in some cases, they have sabbaticals, allowing them to focus their time on research and writing projects.

    2. If authors like that exist, at least they should take ad-vantage of the access revolution.

      I love how he makes such a simple, logical conclusion from this hypothetical tribe that we know exists in reality.

  4. Feb 2017
    1. identify barriers to entering scholarly conversation via various venues

      There are barriers, even in an open environment--so many passwords to remember and some applications work more effectively on mobile devices, some less so. Technical experience and aptitude can be barriers.

    2. open-ended exploration

      Another form of open learning..it's never really done!

    3. acknowledge they are developing their own authoritative voices

      This is one of the most empowering statements in The Framework for learners/students. In general, I think the Framework seeks to empower learners and also to help them recognize their responsibilities as information consumers and creators.