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NPR’s “On the Media” Discusses Scholarly Publishing and Elsevier Boycott

February 19, 2012 by

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Segment Title: Trouble for Elsevier, the Leading Academic Publisher Program: On the Media (WNYC) The segment runs about seven minutes. Late last month, a Cambridge Mathematician wrote a blog post that launched a massive boycott of the largest publisher of academic journals in the world. The boycott, now more than 6,000 academics strong, has ignited a […]

Academic Libraries: U. of California Santa Cruz Library Sees Student Visits Double After $100 Million Renovation

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From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: With the addition of the hip Global Village Cafe, the McHenry Library fully reopened last summer after six years of renovation and new construction costing $100 million. With laptop bars, couches for gathering, long study tables and an outdoor reading porch perched high in the redwoods, student use of the […]

Transportation: RITA Launches U.S. DOT Research Hub Searchable Database (Beta)

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From a RITA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) recently launched the U.S. DOT Research Hub website, a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development, and technology projects. The database acts as a central location for information on projects funded by U.S. DOT operating administrations, providing access to […]