The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries http://chronicle.com/topic/Libraries/108/ Topics :: Libraries Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:54:49 EDT <![CDATA[Historian and Librarian Turns to Advising 2 Top Leaders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135086/ http://chronicle.com/article/HistorianLibrarian-Turns/135086/ Edward L. Widmer has stepped down as director of a library at Brown University to advise both Brown's president and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Research Libraries Increase Spending on Digital Materials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134862/ http://chronicle.com/article/Research-Libraries-Increase/134862/ The shift to digital has effects on staffing as well, as new numbers from the Association of Research Libraries show.

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[At Libraries, Quiet Makes a Comeback]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132885/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Libraries-Quiet-Makes-a/132885/ Academic libraries aren't the quiet temples to scholarship they used to be. And students miss that atmosphere.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Praise of Reference-Book Authors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130702/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Praise-of-Reference-Book/130702/ A tribute to lexicographers and others who classify life's minutiae.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[HathiTrust Lawsuit Highlights Authors' Fears]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129241/ http://chronicle.com/article/HathiTrust-Lawsuit-Highlights/129241/ Universities shouldn't assume that being on the side of preservation and access is enough to reassure content providers about digitization.

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Sun, 02 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On Mistakenly Shredding a Prized Collection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128366/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Mistakenly-Shredding-a/128366/ The digital and physical transformation of academic libraries will better serve students in the end but not without growing pains.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fair Use and Copyright: The Law Is the Law]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128029/ http://chronicle.com/article/Fair-UseCopyright-The/128029/ "Like much of the discussion these days about piracy and copyright, it is based on what the authors would prefer rather than the copyright law as it exists."

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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Type: Publishers Say They Are Not the Enemy in University Copyright Disputes]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127937/ http://chronicle.com/article/Hot-Type-Publishers-Say-They/127937/ Whatever happens in a court battle over fair use, it has made the divisions between librarians and publishers more evident than ever.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Five Things That University Presses Should Know About Working With Libraries]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127636/ http://chronicle.com/article/Five-Things-That-University/127636/ The relationship has changed, and it behooves publishers to learn what their longtime partners in scholarship need now.

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Sun, 29 May 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[If You Can Read It, You Can Eat It]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126896/ http://chronicle.com/article/If-You-Can-Read-It-You-Can/126896/ A love for books and food converges in the International Edible Book Festival.

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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Twain Tales: How a University Project and Press Crafted a Best-Seller]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126395/ http://chronicle.com/article/Twain-Tales-How-a-University/126395/ The general editor of the Mark Twain Project at the University of California at Berkeley describes what went into the creation of the writer's long-awaited autobiography.

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Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:54:00 EST
<![CDATA[Narcissus Regards a Book]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126060/ http://chronicle.com/article/Narcissus-Regards-a-Book/126060/ The common reader today is someone who has fallen in love—with himself.

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Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[University Presses Face Watershed Moment in Explosion of E-Book Options]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125919/ http://chronicle.com/article/University-Presses-Face/125919/ Soon they'll have at least four nonprofit, collective options from which to choose.

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Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:42:00 EST
<![CDATA[Academic Library Autopsy Report, 2050]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125767/ http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Library-Autopsy/125767/ Audacious denial in the face of increasingly severe symptoms led to the library's deterioration and demise. Just read the autopsy report.

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Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Library Inc.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124915/ http://chronicle.com/article/Library-Inc/124915/ Commercial values are homogenizing collections and clouding librarians' professional objectives.

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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Tool Kit to Help Academic Librarians Demonstrate Their Value]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/124391/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Tool-Kit-to-Help-Academic/124391/ A new report from the Association of College and Research Libraries suggests using data to show what libraries contribute to their institutions.

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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Star of the Old Spice Video Parody]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/123665/ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Star-of-the-Old-Spice/123665/ The star of Brigham Young University's Old Spice parody gets a whiff of success.

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Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Libraries Still Matter? Ohio State U. Has a Clear Answer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/65708/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-Libraries-Still-Matter-/65708/ Its $109-million library renovation reinforces the building's role in connecting the campus.

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Sun, 30 May 2010 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New Forms of Scholarship in a Digital World Challenge the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/64928/ http://chronicle.com/article/New-Forms-of-Scholarship-in-a/64928/ Scholars gathered recently to discuss new digital projects and consider the challenges those efforts, and their creators, face in academe.

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Sun, 04 Apr 2010 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sold: a Truly Academic Collection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/64364/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sold-a-Truly-Academic/64364/ The departing president of a Catholic-colleges group sold about 3,000 titles on higher education to the president of Franklin & Marshall College.

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Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:21:00 EST
<![CDATA[Pulling Haiti's Culture From the Rubble]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/63942/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pulling-Haitis-Culture-From/63942/ The chief conservator of one of the stricken nation's major libraries is working with Brown University and others to save a part of his people's cultural patrimony.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Hard Times, Sharpen Focus on Mission, Cornell's Chief Advises]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/63846/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Hard-Times-Sharpen-Focus/63846/ Getting used to the "new normal" of the economy requires new thinking about strategic planning, David J. Skorton told a meeting of college leaders.

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Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Libraries Explore Big Ideas to Overcome Small Budgets]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/49227/ http://chronicle.com/article/Libraries-Explore-Big-Ideas-to/49227/ Steep cuts and shrinking staffs are inspiring libraries to find innovative, collaborative ways to handle collections and share costs.

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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[In Face of Professors' 'Fury,' Syracuse U. Library Will Keep Books on Shelves]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/49133/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Face-of-Professors-Fury/49133/ Two hundred people attended a University Senate meeting to discuss ways to avoid sending part of the library's print collection to storage.

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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[After Losing Users in Catalogs, Libraries Find Better Search Software]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/48588/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Losing-Users-in/48588/ New commercial and open-source searches may help academic libraries solve the problem of how to combine their various physical and electronic collections.

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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 01:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Sale: a Truly Academic Collection]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/48608/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Sale-a-Truly-Academic/48608/ Richard A. Yanikoski, the owner of more than 3,000 books on higher education, faces the question of what to do with them once he retires.

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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:15:00 EDT