Archive for category Information Ethics
LJ Academic Newswire reports that U Penn is the latest to offer scan-on-demand with quality print output. Emory uses the same Kirtas machine to offer a curated collection of books relevant to Emory and to the South, unique in their collections. UMich, which has a rich collection of books scanned through their own efforts and [...]
Posted: 25 February, 2009 in Books, Information Ethics, information industries, Technology Issues.
Tags: booksellers, Espresso Machine, Kirtas, mass digitization, print on demand, publishing
Here is a guest post from Amy Fry, a San Diego-based librarian with whom I’ve done some research on aggregated databases. She was struck by the way a sloppy mistake in handling information led to a plunge in a company’s stock prices – and what the implications might be for information literacy. If you’re low [...]
An article in the Washington Post today raises an issue that is bedeviling colleges and universities. Where do you draw the line on plagiarism? In this case, a student was expelled from a summer program abroad because, when writing about a film, his professor thought he inappropriately paraphrased his summary of the film from a [...]
I’m the RSS reader type who subscribes to a little bit of everything and then doesn’t really pay attention to which is which when skimming through the feeds (let’s just say “detail oriented” doesn’t go on my resume). Yet somehow in the melee of my reader, the Digital Reference blog keeps getting my attention. It’s [...]
Pardon me while my head explodes. The word â€œaccessâ€ is one with generally good connotations among librarians. Itâ€™s in a lot of mission statements. It takes on a more mercenary meaning when it refers to the relationship between the press and power. And The New York Times has a very scary story about it today. [...]