It Isn’t Fair

A librarian recently said that a consortial resource package shouldn’t be priced based on institutional use, because that’s not “fair”. I held my tongue, but I can’t let the conversation go, mostly because I can’t think of anything fair-er than paying for use of a resource based on how much…

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oh noes, not “the legal team”!

I feel like this is a periodic post… but it’s time again. Right now we’re going back and forth with a vendor whose license agreement includes strict language about non-disclosure and confidentiality, and that everything in the agreement is a trade secret. I’ve said this all before, here. The key…

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UPDATE YOUR CV

A public service reminder from your friendly neighborhood bad example: UPDATE YOUR CV. Do it every six months or so whether it needs it or not. Because if you don’t, you’re going to be like me, and realize you haven’t done that since you went on maternity leave. And you…

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purple stripes

There’s been a lot going on around here lately, and some days it’s been hard to see the good in it. This fall semester was a test of my optimism. I’m an inherently optimistic person, and I believe in the good in people. This fall pushed me to some of…

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clocks and bombs

I sat down to work on a pile of reading, projects, and writing this morning, and saw that my twitter feed was lighting up over… something. I clicked a few links. My heart sank. Ahmed Mohammed, of Irving, Texas, a 14 year old who loves making and building, has been…

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