Library Lab/The Podcast 004: We Read in Public

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Listen: 32:18 Also in ogg Guarding patron privacy is kind of the default in the library business. When it comes to knowing who checked out what and when libraries usually prefer to flush the cache — except when it comes to collecting fines! But in an age of public Amazon purchase lists, automatic tweets, and… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 003: The Digital Citation

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Listen: 27:09 Also in ogg It starts with an idea: You’re a scholar and you use the web to search for sources. How can you collect your sources and their metadata without having to copy, paste, reformat? Or spend your starving researcher’s budget on some proprietary software? That’s only the beginning for Zotero, a free,… Read more »

Library Lab/The Podcast 002: Free Knowledge

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Listen: 23:59 Also in ogg Scholarly journals were once enormously expensive. Because they were pricey to produce — it took a lot of money to coordinate the peer review, and to edit, print, bind, and distribute all those volumes — access was pricey as well. But digital publishing and collaboration has reduced many of the… Read more »