Tag Archives: Libraries

Libraries Play a Key Role in Setting Up and Managing Open Repositories

The recent report from RIN, Research Information Network, and RLUK, Research Libraries UK, presents the findings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries … Continue reading

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New Interface for 6,137 OA Journals in DOAJ

When it comes to tracking down the ever growing number of open access journals from everywhere around the world, DOAJ, the Directory of Open Access Journals, is the first to take “measures”. DOAJ has now grown to the size of … Continue reading

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Libraries on the Web – Should They Strive to Become New Search Engines?

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. (Jose Louis Borges) When librarian happens to also be a writer, he imagines an infinite library, like Jorge Louis Borges did when he described one with books containing … Continue reading

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600,000 Words from Oxford English Dictionary – Use Them, Choose Them and Don’t Wear Them Out!

When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) A worthy hint from Open Culture website, … Continue reading

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A Word On Michigan Library CC0 Initiative: Are We Blowing Wish Flowers?

John Wilkin, a librarian at the University of Michigan whose library recently dropped 700,000 books into the public domain with the CC Zero license, has made an interesting comment on this act. He compared bibliographic records made available all over … Continue reading

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Europe’s Ana Europeana – Reimagining the Culture in Three Steps

As the new initiative from the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, Europeana is supposed to become a single access point for consulting digital materials from libraries, museums and archives of Europe. “In ancient times, the library of Alexandria was … Continue reading

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