Monthly Archives: September 2008

What are the marketers of EndNote afraid of?

If you write papers on a regular basis, you’ll find it worthwhile to keep track of sources you might cite. When I was in grad school, I manually edited a BibTeX file to keep track of the references for my … Continue reading

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Why Banned Books Week matters

It’s Banned Books Week again, and Amnesty International, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the American Library Association are among the groups noting the occasion. I’ve also updated the links on my ongoing exhibit Banned Books Online in … Continue reading

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Repositories: Benefits, costs, contingencies (with an example)

(This is the third post in a slow-cooking series on repositories.) In my last repository post, I listed a variety of repository types that we maintain at our institution, each with different content, operation, and policies. At the end of … Continue reading

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Getting fair use right: Maximize what you give, minimize what you take

This week’s Harry Potter court decision in New York is well worth reading for anyone who’s interested in knowing whether something is fair use or an illegal copyright infringement. The case involved an unauthorized lexicon of the Harry Potter books … Continue reading

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