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What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization
September 29, 2009

 As journals are increasingly accessed in digitized form, many libraries have grown interested in de-accessioning little-used print originals; but desires to repurpose space often come into…

The Google Book Scanning Project: Issues and Updates
September 2, 2009

For about five years, Google has been scanning and indexing millions of volumes drawn from academic libraries and other sources worldwide. The project has been greeted with high praise but also w…

Podcast: Paolo Mangiafico - Initiating a Campus-Wide Digital Information Plan
January 25, 2010

In 2008, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Duke University a grant to initiate a campus-wide digital information plan. The university appointed a director for their programs and is moving f…

Data-Driven Science: A New Paradigm?
July 30, 2009

© 2009 Michael L. Nelson. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ ). EDU…

Why Lakoff still matters: Framing the debate on copyright law and digital publishing
June 1, 2009

In 2004, linguist and cognitive scientist George Lakoff popularized the idea of using metaphors and “frames” to promote progressive political issues. Although his theories have since …

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe)
May 21, 2009

LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe), based at Stanford University Libraries, is an international community initiative that provides libraries with digital preservation tools and support so th…

A Comparative Study of International Approaches to Enabling the Sharing of Research Data
November 30, 2008

The current methods of storing research data are as diverse as the disciplines that generate them and are necessarily driven by the myriad ways in which researchers need to subsequently access an…

Complexity and Scale in Audio Archives
January 16, 2009

© 2009 Jerry Goldman and Andrew Gruen. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licens…

International Study on the Impact of Copyright Law on Digital Preservation
July 30, 2008

This study focuses on the copyright and related laws of Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States and the impact of those laws on digital preservation of copyrighted wo…

E08 Podcast: An Interview with David E. Kaufman - Director of Multimedia Educational Technology Support at Central Washington University
July 23, 2009

This twenty-four minute podcast features an interview with David E. Kaufman , Director of Multimedia Educational Technology Support at Central Washington University. The interview was recorded…