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Mourning Aaron Swartz

In October I noted the pending case against Aaron Swartz, an MIT fellow and proponent for the open access movement who was caught illegally downloading millions of academic journal articles from JSTOR.  This past weekend Aaron’s suicide hit the national … Continue reading

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Evaluating Google Scholar

“Scholarish: Google Scholar and its Value to the Sciences” Jerry Grey & Others Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Summer 2012 When it comes to searching online, Google dominates like no other. So when Google Scholar came along in 2004, … Continue reading

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Researchers Boycott Elsevier Journals

Mathematicians Organize Boycott of a Publisher By Thomas Lin New York Times – February 13, 2012 As many of you might know, the issue of open access and journal publishers making money from unpaid authors has been a contentious issue … Continue reading

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