Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Joachim Schöpfel is lecturer of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Lille 3 (France), director of the French Digitization Centre for PhD theses (ANRT) and member of the GERiiCO research laboratory. He teaches on LIS topics, including intellectual property. His research interests are scientific information and communication, especially open access and grey literature. … Read more Interview with Joachim Schöpfel, author of Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

New issue of IRIE on Ethics for the Internet of Things

International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) Issue 022, Volume 22, December 2014 Ethics for the Internet of Things edited by Hektor Haarkötter, Felix Weil [ Current issue ] Editors’ note: Many science fiction phantasies already claimed that one day machines will be superior to human beings and computers will finally take over. But unlike in … Read more New issue of IRIE on Ethics for the Internet of Things

Interview with Mandy Henk about her LJA courses

Mandy Henk is a librarian at DePauw University, and was a law librarian at Vanderbilt before that. She specializes in access to physical materials, resource sharing, and personnel management. Her interests include social class and librarian/staff relationships, the development of international resource sharing systems, and copyright in the academy and the library. She recently published … Read more Interview with Mandy Henk about her LJA courses

Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science Editor: Gina Schlesselman-Tarango Publisher: Library Juice Press Projected publication date: April 2017 From the materials libraries and archives collect to the spaces they design and inhabit, whiteness can be mapped and traced in library and information science (LIS). Exploring the diverse terrain … Read more Call for Proposals: Topographies of Whiteness: Mapping Whiteness in Library and Information Science

2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

In early April, members of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine went on a follow-up trip to Jerusalem, the West Bank (Ramallah and Birzeit) and ’48 (Nazareth, Haifa, and Akka). We’ve just posted a report/solidarity statement (reproduced in full below), as we did after our initial delegation in 2013. Note the last section with some specific … Read more 2015 Solidarity Statement from Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

CFP – Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation (ALISE Historical Perspectives SIG)

ALISE 2016, Boston, MA, January 5-8, 2016 Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group Call for Papers DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 In keeping with the 2016 ALISE Conference Theme, “Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation,” the Historical Perspectives SIG invites submissions for individual papers, or for a 3+ person panel program that examines the history of radical change, … Read more CFP – Radical Change: Inclusion and Innovation (ALISE Historical Perspectives SIG)

Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries Editor: Joachim Schöpfel Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-84-0 Printed on acid-free paper The market for scientific and technical information (STI) has been dominated by publishers from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands. This book takes a look at … Read more Learning from the BRICS: Open Access to Scientific Information in Emerging Countries

New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach

The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach Author: Stephen Bales Price: $35.00 Published: May 2015 ISBN: 978-1-936117-89-5 200 pages Printed on acid-free paper Publisher: Library Juice Press Available on Amazon Oftentimes, academic librarians are not fully conscious of the role that their libraries play in late-capitalist society or how they, as information professionals, help … Read more New book: The Dialectic of Academic Librarianship: A Critical Approach