Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Digital scholarly communication

There's an article in the 11/21/08 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education on all the issues related to scholarly communication nowadays - professors wanting to put their own published work on their website, copyrights for course packs, open-access repositories, etc. The article said that libraries are taking the lead in addressing these issues, and many are hiring librarians who are experts in copyright and intellectual property.

I've always hated copyright issues because they seem so complicated. But this was making me think that it's something I should probably pay more attention to...

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