Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Tale of a Book Published

Yesterday, a colleague received a notice from an old friend about a new book he’d published, with “U.S. publisher X.” My colleague went to check out the publisher, and the first question he asked was: is this one of those … Continue reading

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Research Synthesis Methodologies

Webinar today on emerging research synthesis methods (from expertsearching): Tuesday July 25, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm EST/6:00-7:00pm CET Speaker: Sarah Young, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries RSVP / Join Additional Reading Grant, M. J. and Booth, A. (2009), A typology of reviews: … Continue reading

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Discovery in Real-Life: Observation from the Field

A real search observed yesterday: Informed library user working in Central European Time (CET) does a Google Scholar search with library links enabled. User follows the SFX links to get the official full-text. Two databases have the full-text; user clicks … Continue reading

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Under Discussion: Flagging Books, Articles with Integrity Issues as a Lesson in Complexity

This week, collib-l featured several posts about how to deal with books from reputable publishers when they have been found to contain plagiarized content. Two schools of thoughts emerged: One encouraging pulling items off the shelves The other advocating keeping … Continue reading

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Reflections on IATUL 2017

Writing this commentary several weeks after this year’s annual IATUL conference, my thoughts keep returning to Rick Anderson’s 2015 UKSG Insights opinion piece, “A quiet culture war in research libraries,” in which he describes the inherent tensions between strictly institutional … Continue reading

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