Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ahoj, summer 2017!

Just a shout out to our amazing team and summer interns (Bachelor students from Turkey & the US). Farewell, summer.

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IATUL Proceedings Available    

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Post-IFLA Ruminations

Contrary to my initial plans, I decided not to post during the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference. Yes, there was the infamous, always spectacular cultural evening, but it wasn’t the beer or silent disco that caused … Continue reading

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School of Information: Two Sample Science Gateway Projects

Via John Leslie King via the University of Michigan School of Information mailing list: Science gateways allow science & engineering communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. Sample projects: … Continue reading

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IFLA Live Stream Starting Sunday, 20 August

This year, IFLA will provide a live stream of selected activities during its annual conference. And I will send reports from Wrocław, when relevant. Additional Reading @iflawlic

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What’s the Ado, in Plaintext

Two random occurrences yesterday made me aware that the discussion about bepress may seem abstract to some readers here in the Czech Republic or to those who are not librarians, unless you have the time to read through the literature … Continue reading

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bepress Continued: Closing the Gates on Open?

Gavia Libraria continues the discussion of the bepress acquisition, highlighting why it strikes the hearts of its original supporters and possible future scenarios, including simply letting the platform “languish undeveloped.” Keep up with daily development’s via Schonfeld’s Twitter feed, @rschon.

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Buying Up the “Research Showcase”? Schonfeld on Elsevier+bepress

Yesterday, Roger Schonfeld’s article in The Scholarly Kitchen about Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress quickly made the rounds, appearing almost immediately on STS-L with a listserv participants’ comment: “Breaking news … I’m not sure how I feel about this.” After reading … Continue reading

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