Category Archives: Books

The academic library is “Open”-ing Up

Our library, like many academic libraries, has traditionally been resistant to assisting students with obtaining required course texts. Students obtain those through the college store, Amazon, or other bookstores. Logistics often prevent the academic library from venturing into this arena, … Continue reading

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Commentary: Still Saying No to Discovery Services

I came across this recent article about the negative aspects of using discovery tools in library websites. This inspired me to revisit our library’s current decision to resist adopting a discovery service framework for our library website.  I continue to … Continue reading

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Discussion Entry: Changing Book Publishing Models

A work colleague posted a link on twitter to a very interesting story. I thought it would make a great discussion entry for this week’s assignment. The HoTT Book This blog article describes a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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The need to critically analyze ebook adoption

Yesterday my colleague and I facilitated a faculty panel on Ebooks in the Academy at the Humanities Symposium on our campus. I presented research on the use of ebooks for academic study, and faculty presented about the use of ebooks … Continue reading

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Where’s the Research?! A Plea for Expanding the Evidence on Ebooks and Educational Technology

I am currently co-facilitating a faculty panel on ebooks at my institution’s upcoming Humanities Symposium. I will be providing context and research results on the use of ebooks for academic study. I will post reflections from that panel here after … Continue reading

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