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If you are a librarian involved with library technology or any of the topics we cover such as library UX, online resources, open access, scholarly communication, or social media, consider becoming a contributor.
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Today is the last day to sign the EFF petition to make government-funded materials be #OpenAccess. #OER #OA
The U.S. Department of Education is considering a new policy that would require ED-funded materials to be licensed openly. This rule would make the educational resources that the ED funds a lot more accessible to educators and students.
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RefWorks released a new version of Write-N-Cite for Windows that will work with Windows 10 and Word 2016.
We offer several webinars on many different topics each month. Below are links to our schedule of upcoming sessions and recordings of recent ones. Upcoming sessions and recordings: RefWorks Webinars. We also offer a series of brief video tutorials on our RefWorks YouTube channel.
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“Academic publisher Elsevier, which owns a majority of the prestigious academic journals, has higher operating profits than Apple.”
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"There's no such thing as a free journal. It costs money." #OA #openaccess 
Nonprofit publishers describe what they pay to create "free" academic journals.
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Do Your Students Speak Library-ese? A study by EBSCO at https://www.ebsco.com/blog/article/do-your-students-speak-library-ese
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The Chronicle of Higher Education talks to ALA President Sari Feldman about the shift to digital.
President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books.
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All librarians should learn a little code. Find some self-help. 
We've reviewed the best ways you (or your kids) can learn the critical skill of programming, no matter how much time or money you have to spend.
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We have a selection of the best up-to-date books to improve your online searching skills.
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Staff at Elsevier's "Lingua" journal resign in protest of its non-open access policy. #OA #openaccess
The editorial staff of a research journal have resigned to protest the company's failure to embrace open access.
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Welcome to Library Technology Launchpad where we’ll cover technology relevant to librarians and libraries.  Covered topics will include:

  • Links to library technology news
  • Online information resources
  • Cloud computing for libraries
  • Institutional repositories ans scholarly communication
  • Research data management
  • Search engine tips and tricks
  • eBook purchasing and subscription trends
  • Mobile library and eReader apps
  • Social media and libraries
  • Useful general technology information