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Heartbleed: Why It’s Time to Change your Online Passwords

The internet is dealing with the fallout of a major security flaw, known as Heartbleed, affecting almost everyone with an online account of some type. If you have a Yahoo, Google, Tumblr, Facebook, or any number of other accounts you … Continue reading

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Embargoing theses and dissertations from open access for up to 6 years = “muddle-headed” idea

From Kevin Smith’s latest post over at his blog, “Scholarly Communications @ Duke”: I wanted to be done with the American Historical Association and their muddle-headed statement about embargoing theses and dissertations for up to six years from open access … Continue reading

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Detroit’s August 6 primary election: non-partisan voter guides now available

To help Detroiters make informed decisions when they vote in the August 6th primary election, a free, non-partisan, online voter guide is available at: At this website you can read responses to questions posed to all of the candidates … Continue reading

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Kevin Smith on “the radical disaggregation of scholarship”

In a blog post published on April 29, 2013, Kevin Smith writes, …The changing system of scholarly communications compels all librarians, and especially those who teach information literacy, to remain aware of what we might call the “socioeconomic” structure of … Continue reading

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Now you can have access to American libraries, archives, and museums with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America launched today at  Planning for the DPLA began in 2010 to bring to life the vision of a comprehensive public American online library. The project houses millions of items including: images, text, moving … Continue reading

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“Journal’s Editorial Board Resigns in Protest of Publisher’s Policy Toward Authors”

From a March 26, 2013, article in The Chronicle of Higher Education: The editor and the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration have resigned in response to a conflict with the journal’s publisher over an author agreement … Continue reading

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White House increases public access to the results of scientific research

In May 2012, the Marygrove Library encouraged its blog readers to sign a White House petition requiring free access over the Internet to scientific articles arising from taxpayer-funded research. Yesterday that petition received a response from Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to … Continue reading

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