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The following is the 20 most recent headlines and subject headings from the feed of filtered news with light commentary and analysis I post at my Tumblr. It updates automatically from the Tumblr's RSS feed once per day. Clicking on any of the headlines will pass you to that Tumblr entry.

My apologies for not posting full stories here, but unparsed tag soup full of unescaped Unicode characters is no-one's idea of a good time.


WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE OXFORD LIBRARIAN GETTING FIRED OVER HARLEM SHAKE

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"Federal librarians and archivists who set foot in classrooms, attend conferences or speak up at..."

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shelversheep: Submitted by Sunny Smith TVDVD, just this side...

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A PARENT WATCHES THEIR CHILD KNOCK A ROW OF DVDS OFF A SHELF AND THEN LEAVES THEM ON THE FLOOR

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A PATRON TRIES TO ACCESS THEIR EMAIL BY TYPING THEIR ADDRESS INTO A SEARCH BAR

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Library system says campaign to lower e-book prices, restrictions is working

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The Dairy Industry wants to add aspartame to milk without labeling it, and is seeking the FDA for this right NOW!

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Edwin Mellen Press Drops Lawsuit Against McMaster Librarian Dale Askey

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Librarian Fact #750

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Blocking BitTorrent sites doesn’t stop piracy—but Spotify might

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"I think libraries should by all means respect Mr. Deary’s opinions, and get rid of his books. And..."

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theviraltruth: The First Amendment does not protect you...

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"Both the new directive and the N.I.H. policy allow delays of a year before making papers freely..."

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"To put it bluntly, the current state of academic publishing is the result of a series of strong-arm..."

Tags: copyfight, Academic publishing, academia, Aaron Swartz


shadesofmauve: pagerunner-j: A little earlier today, a fine gentleman I’m leaving anonymous (only...

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Justice Dept. Will Not Weigh In on Georgia State U. E-Reserves Case

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"The GSU case looks like an ordinary copyright infringement case, but only superficially. Its true..."

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uispeccoll: 19th century printing?  Just a day in the life of a...

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"Some will claim that these reforms will hamper artists. But these are the rules that gave us the..."

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libraryjournal: I told you guys.

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