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Intellectual Freedom

In Chapter 9 of Foundations of Library and Information Science, Richard Rubin explores the concept of Intellectual Freedom (IF). IF has its roots in nineteenth-century political theory as well as the First Amendment of the U.S. 405 more words


Surf the South

Starting your trip in Lisbon, you’ll relax and surf at the beaches going up the Northwest Coast. Then without having driven too far, you’ll turn around for the drive to the Algarve where you can spend the day at one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. 608 more words


Open Access Publishing

In Authors and Open Access Publishing, Swan and Brown (2004) investigated the preferences of a large sample size of journal authors, and they attempted to determine these authors’ preferences and rationales in choosing either Open Access journals (OA) or traditional subscription-based journals (NOA) for publication. 614 more words


Transformations - Digital Libraries

In Chapter 4 of Foundations of Library and Information Science, Richard Rubin explores the history of technology in libraries from microform to early bibliographic retrieval systems on through the development of the Internet, Web 2.0, and finally the emergence of digital libraries. 714 more words


Remembering why I'm in the LIS program

I’m being told to “do my homework,” or otherwise all my planning will be for naught…

Despite this, I am now aware that now is not quite the time to be doing homework (it is 10:45 PM, here), and going to work today reminded me of why I wanted to work in a library.  1,127 more words


On voting for American Library Association Council

While voting for ALA Council this weekend, I came up with five positive characteristics in a nominee:

  1. Longer than five years’ membership in ALA. Fresh voices on Council are good (see below), but please take a few season cycles to learn from the inside how ALA works before asking to join “the governing body of ALA”.
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