Best Practices in Fair Use – a couple of thoughts

Earlier this week, the Association of Research Libraries released a new document called the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. The document is the result of a multi-year process of interviews and focus groups with librarians and others involved in library work and management,…

Academic publishing is full of problems; lets get them right.

I can’t quite tell whether this piece from The Atlantic is meant to be editorial or news (it’s okay if it’s both, or neither – I’m not picky about traditional delineations like that.) It’s pretty opinion-y, and it’s an opinion that I very much share – academic publishing has some…

All culture is remix – Despicable Me/Hogwarts

There’s nothing anyone creates that isn’t shaped by everything they’ve been exposed to all their lives. Sometimes it’s conscious, sometimes unconscious. Here’s a great example: Description: side-by-side freeze-frames of two movie characters, both pale-skinned women with brown hair in bouffant styles, both wearing pale pink sweaters and maroon skirts or…

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