Another place to say No: HBR and EBSCO

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article out about the newest challenge to educational access to scholarly content, this time a particularly egregious example from the Harvard Business Review. Some cogent paragraphs that explain the thing: Although Harvard Business Review articles have been included in the journal aggregator EBSCO…

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Speaking in Charleston

If you’ve been following my relationship and conversation with vendors, you may be interested to know that I’ll be giving Thursday morning’s opening plenary address at the Charleston Conference next week: Librarians In The Post-Digital Information Era: Reclaiming Our Rights and Responsibilities The best libraries were never simply buyers and…

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Another day, another bad deal

Photo Credit: Tim & Selena Middleton via Compfight cc I had a brief email conversation today with one of our vendor-service middlemen. You may not work with the same ones I do, but you know the type: the organizations that negotiate on behalf of libraries to get good deals for…

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What do you think about Open Access?

Amy Buckland (@jambina), Jim DelRosso (@niwandajones), and I spent an hour this morning at NYLA talking with our audience about Open Access. We framed the panel around 6 challenging statements about Open Access, then explained why we believe them, as possibilities or realities. I can’t replicate that discussion, but I…

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Some days it doesn’t matter how hard you try

I had great plans for today. I was going to get to work early, work for two hours on the to-do list items staring at me, then three hours of meetings, a quick lunch, and spend my afternoon holed up in my office working on planning for the College’s Bicentennial.…

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