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Purdue U. Software Prompts Students to Study—and Graduate

Tweet September 26, 2013, 3:46 pm By Hannah Winston Comments (12) Just when students thought they were finished with Mom and Dad’s nagging them to do their homework, a piece of software has taken the parents’ place. But this new … Continue reading

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The-3-Click-Dilemma: are library databases nearing the tipping point of obsolescence?

Tweet The-3-Click-Dilemma: are library databases nearing the tipping point of obsolescence? August 20, 2013, 5:56 pm, Chronicle of Higher Education By Brian Mathews       I had an interesting conversation with a faculty member last week that went something like this: “Brian, I want … Continue reading

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The Library: Three Jeremiads by Robert Darnton | The New York Review of Books

Tweet Robert Darnton, Dean of Libraries at Harvard University, talks about the state of research libraries in the US in relation to scholarly communication issues, journal subscription pricing, open access and Google’s Book project vs.  a Digital Public Library of … Continue reading

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Students Lack Basic Research Skills, Study Finds

Tweet From: Chronicle of Higher Education: Wired Campus Section Students Lack Basic Research Skills, Study Finds November 9, 2010, 5:26 pm By Paige Chapman   Despite the wealth of information available on the Internet, a recent study suggests that many … Continue reading

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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based World.

Tweet Gapminder is a non-profit venture – a modern “museum” on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Take a look at this web site which presents international statistics in easy … Continue reading

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Textbook Turmoil: The Library’s Role in the Textbook Revolution

Tweet From: Bell, S. (2010). The library’s role in the textbook Revolution. Library Issues 31(1) “Ask any college librarian what the most frequently asked question at the reference desk is during the first week of the academic term. In recent … Continue reading

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The ABCs of E-Reading

Tweet WSJ.com – The ABCs of E-Reading By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER And MARIE C. BACA People who buy e-readers tend to spend more time than ever with their nose in a book, preliminary research shows. A study of 1,200 e-reader … Continue reading

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Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age by Trip Gabriel of the New York Times

Tweet http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html At Rhode Island College, a freshman copied and pasted from a Web site’s frequently asked questions page about homelessness — and did not think he needed to credit a source in his assignment because the page did not … Continue reading

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Apple Responds to iPhone Jailbreaking Decision | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Tweet   via Apple Responds to iPhone Jailbreaking Decision | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. by: Brian Heater, PC Magazine The Electronic Frontier Foundation and hackers everywhere scored a victory this week when the Library of Congress’s Copyright Office ruled … Continue reading

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The Library of Congress issues new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Tweet Go Ahead, Jailbreak Your Smartphone By Jennifer Howard http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Go-Ahead-Jailbreak-Your/25792/ The Library of Congress shook up the copyright world today with a major new round of exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA. Every three years, the librarian … Continue reading

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