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Archive for April, 2009

What do students

Mary W. George (“Admissions of Another Sort” April 13, 2009) ponders the student library research experience and wonders: “If there is a discrepancy between pedagogical intent and actual student research behavior, how do faculty members address it?” Here are several statements she has encountered from students. Read the engaging article for her speculations on the […]

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Just published: a report, including several papers, from the September 2008 symposium held by the Council on Library and Information Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, titled: “Working Together of Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship“ The purpose of the symposium was to explore the intersections between the humanities, social sciences, […]

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LOC and YouTube

First it was Flickr, now its YouTube. Hoorah for the Library of Congress as they begin to place portions of their vast video holdings on the popular site. First collections include the 2008 National Book Festival author presentations, the Books and Beyond author series, “Westinghouse” industrial films from 1904, scholar discussions from the John W. […]

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NYTimes has two articles today related to eBooks and electronic writing. (Brad Stone “Is This the Future of the Digital Book?” and Randall Stross “Small Company Offers Web-Based Competition for Microsoft Word“). I pair them together because they both describe ways in which current web-based media are nibbling at the edges of the reading and […]

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Some numbers from the Association of American Publishers from data from major book publishers comparing 2007 to 2008: Overall sales down 2.8% (to $24.3 billion) Trade paperbacks up, trade hardcover way down for an overall decline of 5.2% (to $8.1 billion) Higher education textbooks up 2.7% (to $3.8 billion) Mass market paperbacks down 3% (to […]

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