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"Does Sinor imply that a masters-level student in her department never had any exposure to these issues? [in re: copyright] If so, that is an inexcusable oversight in the department's curriculum."

The assumption that students are taught about copyright in creative writing programs (or nearly any graduate program outside of LIS, at least at my current institution), is wildly false. Many universities are just now getting around to talking to faculty about how copyright works, much less students who are quickly shepherded through checking (or unchecking) boxes as the final hurdle of the final thesis or dissertation submission.

Before becoming a librarian, I worked in the Graduate School of an R1 as we were just moving to digital submissions - the Graduate School signed off on a ProQuest agreement that left the University and student with minimal control of the content, and staff ushered students through the process with little to no understanding of the copyright issues themselves. Higher ed at large is still recovering from too many people signing away too many rights without understanding what it is that they are actually signing, aside from "You need to gdo this to graduate." My current place of work now has a session with thesis students so that they understand the Creative Commons licensing their work will default to, but higher ed really is only just now getting around to patching up errors and ignorances of the past.
The open-access requirement for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) should be a no-brainer. At virtually every university in the world, there is a centuries-old public component to the doctoral-degree requirement. With...
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I have no illusions about the state of student and faculty knowledge about copyright and digital publishing. My question to Sinor really was meant to point out that oversight. 
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I've been working lately to redistribute my time to better fit my goals. This includes accounting for time for swimming and physical therapy (good for my joints), time for cooking (I feel much better having started a new rest...
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As noted in my previous post, I will join the library folks at CSU Channel Islands as an instruction & reference librarian in July. Since I've been asked about the job search by various folks through DMs, PMs, and IMs, I thou...
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What excites you about librarianship? Most of the readers of this blog are fellow librarians. Most of the librarians I know do the job for the love of it. In conversations I've had in hallways, at conferences, near firepits, ...
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While I have been doing water aerobics per doctor's orders for the rheumatoid arthritis/spondylitis issue, I've been wanting to pick up swimming as a sport. Moving in the water is much easier than the impact on my joints of w...
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The Friday of a long week, where I was ill and out of the office on Monday, taught some advanced research classes, and had more than my usual in research appointments. Aside from Monday, it was a bang-up week. A graduate leve...
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Good to see you on here.  How's tricks?
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I am blessed beyond belief. I have a husband who is a veritable unicorn, family that love me, friends who support me, a good job, a good education. So why am I always bitching? I've been listening more this year. To birds, wa...
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Remember that post where I mentioned that I wanted to move back to instruction work? Well, it looks like I will have that opportunity. As of July 1, 2014, I'll be an instruction and reference librarian on the tenure track wit...
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Since I've been struggling with gut health for the past few months, including a number of weeks in the hospital with ischemic colitis and C. Diff since the beginning of September, I have been seriously testing lifestyle chang...
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While I'm sure this isn't a topic Andy meant when he wrote his recent blog post about wanting to see more librarian writing on issues of import, reading his blog did kick me in the pants a bit, because I've been sitting on a ...
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I'm not sure why I saw this on Google as opposed to Facebook, but c'est la vie.

This was a wonderful post that gives great insight into what you struggle with on a daily basis. And, clearly, it's more mental than physical, as a byproduct of anxiety, guilt, doubt, and pain.

I don't share the maladies(aside from amazing IBS at times), but I share the mental state that you exist in when you aren't at 100%. Learning to cope with weakness is a terribly hard thing to do.

I appreciate your frankness, your insight, and you. I'm glad we met those years ago. And I'm snoopy-dance happy about you and your great husband.

I hope our paths cross again in the future!


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