Archive for February, 2007
The controversy over The Higher Power of Lucky, the children’s book that uses the word scrotum came up at a dinner party I was at recently and someone quipped, “oh that whole thing is just nuts!” Although we may tend to agree and think the issue needs no more discussion than that, author and librarian [...]
An interesting (and sad) story is developing around some piano recordings of Joyce Hatto. Although most copyright gurus today rightfully protest the sometimes absurd expansion of copyright and intellectual property laws, I don’t think anyone would support someone’s re-recording entire classic piano performances, putting their own name on them, and selling them, which is apparently [...]
I thought that was a great line. I discovered it while reading an interesting essay from last Thursday’s edition of Inside Higher Ed by Laurence Musgrove titled “iCranky“. Musgrove explains why he’s so cranky. His institution is offering a professional development program designed to help faculty “technologize our teaching methods so that we can better [...]
Stanley Wilder, he who got us all riled about information literacy last year, has another article in the Chronicle, this one exploring the changing demographic trends in hiring in ARL libraries. Channeling Jim Neal’s notion of “feral professionals,” Wilder analyzes the 2005 ARL demographic data and finds that 23% of professionals at research libraries are [...]
How does your library promote or inhibit technology innovation on your campus? Take this short survey and the results will be reported in the Special Features section of this blog, as well as at a panel session at ACRL 2007 Baltimore.