Category Archives: P2P

Semester in Full Swing

In my first classes of this semester, with doctoral/post-doctoral students from a variety of STEM disciplines, I began by asking them questions instead of simply lecturing, including  provocative questions (Why isn’t there a global online library? Does it matter?). The … Continue reading

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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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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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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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