Kevin Smith, “Copyright policy here and abroad,” Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Pull quote: “In terms of process, the U.S. foreign policy about copyright is entirely in the hands of the Executive branch of government, which is very susceptible to lobbying from the traditional content industries. The important role that the entertainment industries play in any Presidential election is just one reason for this understandable, if unfortunate, influence on the Executive branch. And because that branch is solely responsible for our foreign relations, we are often in the position, as Band illustrates nicely, of advocating for much stricter copyright provisions abroad than we have, or are allowed to have, at home.”

Kevin Smith, “Copyright policy here and abroad,” Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Sam Wineburg, “Choosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor,” The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pull quote from a professor of education: “I no longer believe that the scholarly enterprise of education has much to do with educational betterment. I no longer believe that when I publish articles in journals with minuscule circulations I am contributing to the field—if by ‘field’ we mean the thousands of well-meaning individuals who go to work each day in places called schools. Academics sometimes tell themselves that there’s a cadre of translators out there who scour scholarly journals and render findings into normal language—a speculation right up there with aliens at Roswell and Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth. The truth is that what goes on in the pages of the American Educational Research Journal stays in the pages of the American Education Research Journal.”

Sam Wineburg, “Choosing Real-World Impact Over Impact Factor,” The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ed Summers, “Fresh Data,” inkdroid

Pull quote: “Strangely, I think if Zinn were talking to archivists today he would be asking them to think seriously about where this content will be in 20 years–or maybe even one year. How do we work together as professionals to collect the stuff that needs saving? The Internet Archive is awesome…it’s simply amazing what such a small group of smart people have been able to do. But this is a heavy weight for them to bear alone, and lots of copies keeps stuff safe right? Where are the copies?”

Ed Summers, “Fresh Data,” inkdroid

Cory Doctorow, “Oxford English Dictionary – the future,” Technology | theguardian.com

Pull quote: “OUP – which has been selling dictionaries and thesauri since the 19th century – will not sell you a digital OED or HTOED. Not for any price. Instead, these books are rented by the month, accessed via the internet by logged-in users. If you stop paying, your access to these books is terminated. I mentioned this to some librarians at the American Library Association conference in Chicago this spring and they all said, effectively: ‘Welcome to the club. This is what we have to put up with all the time.’”

Cory Doctorow, “Oxford English Dictionary – the future,” Technology | theguardian.com

P.F. Anderson, “Is Google Knowledge? Is a Library?” Emerging Technologies Librarian

Pull quote: “So, if things can generate data, and children can generate information, how do we get to wisdom? Somewhere along the line, I propose we must insert experience, and acknowledge librarians and teachers/mentors as intermediaries of experience.”

P.F. Anderson, “Is Google Knowledge? Is a Library?” Emerging Technologies Librarian

Lawrence Biemiller, “Copyright Suit Prompts Counterclaim From Unorthodox Research Library,” Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pull quote: “Mr. Lissack, a former bond trader and sometime whistle-blower, has a lively reputation for pursuing causes that he has taken to heart. On a Web page about the lawsuits, he says that ‘the Harvard B School folks and Wiley think that ALL digital access should be pay per use and that libraries have no rights.’ He adds: ‘So much for the idea of academic research.’ He also says the publishers’ ‘posture’ is that the kind of innovation represented by his search software ‘should be stopped.’”

Lawrence Biemiller, “Copyright Suit Prompts Counterclaim From Unorthodox Research Library,” Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education