Library Link of the Day

October 2015

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  1. Time for vinyl to get back in its groove after pressing times [The Guardian]
  2. Landmark Analysis of an Infamous Medical Study Points Out the Challenges of Research Oversight [The Chronicle of Higher Education]
  3. Dublin’s OCLC prints last library catalog card [The Columbus Dispatch]
  4. What's behind Amazon’s baffling decision to ban Apple TV and Chromecast? [The Verge]
  5. Unpacking and overcoming “edutainment” in library instruction [In the Library with the Lead Pipe]
  6. Why Silicon Valley cares so much about who will lead the Library of Congress [The Christian Science Monitor]
  7. The Right of No Sale: Academic Publishing is Broken and Librarians are to Blame [Medium]
  8. Iran protests Rushdie invite to Frankfurt Book Fair [Deutsche Welle]
  9. ProQuest to Acquire Ex Libris [American Libraries]
  10. Getting a “quick fix”: First-year college students’ use of Wikipedia [First Monday]
  11. 5 Lessons Library Websites Can Learn from Buzzfeed [Weave]
  12. Google search chief: Users have right to be forgotten online -- in some cases [CNET]
  13. Should Hackerspaces Replace Libraries? [The Huffington Post]
  14. People love public libraries, but they aren’t using them [PBS NewsHour]
  15. The Costs of Publish or Perish [Inside Higher Ed]
  16. Raiders of the Lost Web [The Atlantic]
  17. Google's Book-Scanning Project Is Legal, U.S. Appeals Court Says [NPR]
  18. What Happens When Your Library Is Worldwide & All Articles Are Easy To Find [Anurag Acharya]
  19. “Predatory” journals are distorting the brave new world of open science [New Statesman]
  20. Library bans workers from drinking water at desk [WTMJ]
  21. MSU debuts largest U.S. media collection in country [Detroit Free Press]
  22. Academics are being hoodwinked into writing books nobody can buy [The Guardian]
  23. Public response to SPL survey sharply against City Librarian Marcellus Turner’s rebranding plan [The Seattle Review of Books]
  24. Checking Our Library Privilege [Inside Higher Ed]
  25. How to Build a Search Engine for Mathematics [Nautilus]
  26. How an industry of ‘Amazon entrepreneurs’ pulled off the Internet’s craftiest catfishing scheme [The Washington Post]
  27. Reinventing the Library [The New York Times]
  28. Pitt Law Librarians Help Uncover Smoking Gun Evidence in Historic “Happy Birthday” Song Lawsuit [University of Pittsburgh]
  29. The Academic Book as Expensive, Nihilistic Hobby [Vitae]
  30. What Libraries Can (Still) Do [The New York Review of Books]
  31. Phantoms among the Folios: A Guide to Haunted Libraries [American Libraries]

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