A battle is brewing between research libraries and an association of academic publishers over the right to engage in international interlibrary loans and document delivery, both well-established library practices.
Today (Dec 10 2009) begins the comment period for President Obama’s
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Public Forum on How Best to Make Federally Funded Research
Results Available For Free.
FYI – always nice to know what the “experts” are predicting for the future.
“In the next 10 years, the way people interact with computers will wildly change…”
The preceding Burlington Free Press article was published on 11/12/09. In addition to Middlebury, UVM and St. Michaels College recently removed their room phones. But I do find UVM’s claim that they saved a half million dollars supporting 2800 student phone lines rather amazing.
Posted by Brenda Ellis
CQ Researcher is one of the resources the library subscribes to. This week’s topic seems very relevant and timely for us. Quoting from their email announcement:
“Future of Books” by Sarah Glazer, May 29, 2009 Will traditional print books disappear?
The migration of books to electronic screens has been accelerating with the introduction of mobile reading on Kindles, iPhones and Sony Readers and the growing power of Google’s Book Search engine. Continue reading
Submitted by Brenda Ellis
For anyone using Facebook (or thinking about joining), this is useful information: