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Communication and Computing in Academia
Communication and Computing in Academia

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Is there a digital future for academic libraries?

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Creative Destruction by Social Network
Academia.edu bills itself as a platform for scholars to share their research. As a start-up, it still provides mostly free services to attract more users. Last year, it tried to make some money by selling recommendations to scholarly papers, but the backlas...

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Creative Destruction by Social Network
Academia.edu bills itself as a platform for scholars to share their research. As a start-up, it still provides mostly free services to attract more users. Last year, it tried to make some money by selling recommendations to scholarly papers, but the backlas...

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Creative Destruction by Social Network
Academia.edu bills itself as a platform for scholars to share their research. As a start-up, it still provides mostly free services to attract more users. Last year, it tried to make some money by selling recommendations to scholarly papers, but the backlas...

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Creative Destruction by Social Network
Academia.edu bills itself as a platform for scholars to share their research. As a start-up, it still provides mostly free services to attract more users. Last year, it tried to make some money by selling recommendations to scholarly papers, but the backlas...

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Simpler Times
“The Library of Congress is worried about the exponential growth of the number of journals. By 2025, their shelves will fill up faster than the speed of light. However, a professor of physics assured them there was no problem: exceeding the speed of light i...

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Let IR RIP
The Institutional Repository (IR) is
obsolete. Its flawed foundation cannot be repaired. The IR must be
phased out and replaced with viable alternatives. Lack of enthusiasm. The number of
IRs has grown because of a few motivated faculty and administrators. ...
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