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Vindicated by Its Critics: The Kent Study in Light of Other Research on Library Circulation

I recently came across an article published last year in the journal Library Philosophy and Practice titled “Conventional Wisdom or Faulty Logic? The Recent Literature on Monograph Use and E-book Acquisition.” Written by Amy Fry of Bowling Green State University, the article critiques what Fry sees as an “inaccurate and misleading” invocation of the conventional wisdom on academic library book circulation by proponents of radical change to library collection-building practices. 1,295 more words


The Rook attends SAA in Hot Atlanta, Georgia

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was flying via Southwest to the city of Atlanta, Georgia in order to travel to the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists. 789 more words


Rethinking #ResearchLibraries in the Era of Global Universities

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected politically, economically, culturally,
and socially, higher education has followed suit. The 2011 survey by the American
Council of Education’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement found a… 72 more words


Strength in Numbers: The #ResearchLibraries UK (#RLUK) Collective Collection by #OCLC

OCLC and Research Libraries UK (RLUK), a consortium of major research libraries in the UK and Ireland , today announced the publication of a new report that provides a first-of-its-kind perspective on the scope, depth, and duplication present across RLUK library collections, and highlights the opportunities and challenges of managing these collections as a shared asset.The report, … 112 more words


Read your email - support DOAJ!

One of the resources I have always introduced to my students is the Directory of Open Access Journals. DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. 654 more words

Higher Education

MOOC's and SPOC's in Libraryland

I remember a few years back when the jungle drums went on how the rise of MOOC’s would transform the educational landscape. I haven’t seen that yet but it doesn’t mean that Massive Open Online Courses can’t create meaning and value in education and learning. 1,040 more words