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Google Decision Spurs Research Libraries to Rethink the Path to Digital Access

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 24 March 2011 by Steve

“Tuesday, a federal judge tossed out the proposed settlement in the lawsuit over Google’s vast book-digitization project. Still, research libraries with a stake in that work said they were undeterred …” (more)

[Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, 23 March]

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Christensen on disruptive innovation in higher education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 23 March 2011 by Steve

“Regular readers of this blog know how often I call upon Clayton Christensen’s ideas regarding disruptive innovation as described in The Innovator’s Dilemma …” (more)

[Changing Higher Education, 22 March]

… or is the solution to go entirely online?

Posted in teaching with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“As higher education budgets are hit more and more seriously, one US state (Washington) is considering a partnership with the entirely online university …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzysnki, University Blog, 21 March]

US: Academic publishing must promote good scholarship

Posted in research with tags on 20 March 2011 by Steve

“Since 2005, and with generous support from the AW Mellon Foundation, The Future of Scholarly Communication Project at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education has been exploring how academic values – including those related to peer review, publishing, sharing and collaboration – influence scholarly communication practices and engagement with new technological affordances, open access publishing and the public good …” (more)

[Diane Harley and Sophia Krzys, University World News, 20 March]

How To Keep Reading the NY Times For Free

Posted in Life with tags on 19 March 2011 by Steve

The NY Times will flip the switch on its digital paywall next Monday, and the Grey Lady don’t come cheap: $15/month for the website and the phone app, $20/month for the website and the iPad app, or a wallet-singeing $35 for web, phone, and iPad. But there are loopholes! And they are generous. Here’s your game plan …” (more)

[Brian Barrett, Gizmodo, 17 March]

Budget limbo continues for US science

Posted in research with tags on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“The US budget limbo continues, as US President Barack Obama this morning signed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that funds the government until April 8 …” (more)

[Eugenie Samuel Reich, The Great Beyond, 18 March]

Temple U Will Evacuate 200 From Tokyo Campus After State Dept Warning

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Temple University is evacuating students from its campus here after the US State Department issued a warning about elevated radioactivity in Tokyo from the nuclear reactors damaged in last week’s earthquake and tsunami …” (more)

[David McNeill, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 March]