Category Archives: Periodicals

A New Era of Scientific Publishing

This. Why is Science Behind a Paywall? We are in the middle of the most dramatic and significant change in publishing since the proliferation of the printing press.  One area that has been resistant to change has been peer-reviewed scientific … Continue reading

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How the Digital Revolution Changed Our World

An visual chart in the current Newsweek sums up many of the changes we have seen over the past decade: Exactly How Much Are The Times A-Changin’? The categories that are in decline speak volumes: The US Postal Service is … Continue reading

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Change and Trust

Bill Mayer, the University Librarian at American University, has been implementing some fairly radical (for libraries) changes in how the library exists on campus and interacts with the university community: Next Steps : Change at American University I really don’t … Continue reading

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Sponsor a Magazine

The Lepper Library in Lisbon, Ohio has initiated a new program to deal with severe budget cuts:  they are asking their users to help out by sponsoring magazine subscriptions. This is a creative and interesting way to help maintain and … Continue reading

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If you were thinking about buying a magazine or two…

Publishers Weekly is reporting that not only are they up for sale by their publisher, Reed Business Information, but that Library Journal and School Library Journal are available as well. Without knowing the cost/profit information for each of these, I … Continue reading

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Choosing and Choices – Librarianship and Serials

A Look at Librarianship through the Lens of an Academic Library Serials Review is a post from In the Library with a Lead Pipe.  It is not only a great examination of the options available, with their assorted benefits and … Continue reading

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Libology on the Kindle

Saw a post on TechCrunch that indicated that Amazon has opened their offerings of blog subscriptions for the Kindle reader to all blogs that sign up.  So now Libology is available to readers of the Kindle… with two caveats: It … Continue reading

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More Elsevier Questions

Was the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine incident an isolated case, or is it the first of several Elsevier journals that only appear to be legit? Michael Hansen, CEO Of Elsevier’s Health Sciences Division, issued a statement today … Continue reading

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Merck, Elsevier, and Ethics

Ever hear of the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine?  Sounds official, as well as medically specific.  Did you know it was published by Elsevier?  That is is Peer Reviewed?  And that it published an article on the effectiveness … Continue reading

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TicTOCs in the OPAC

File this as a future wish-list item for your online catalog: There is a new and interesting way to connect an OPAC search result for a journal to the full-text journal articles, and it is called ticTOC.  The application of … Continue reading

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Media-Morphosis

Media-Morphosis : How the Internet will Devour, Transform, or Destroy Your Favorite Medium is an essay by Cory Doctorow on Internet Evolution.  Think of it as another way of describing the times in which we are living.  Then start thinking … Continue reading

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ISSN-uated

A little over two months ago, I decided to apply for an ISSN for this blog.  The notification letter arrived from the Library of Congress yesterday:  Libology blog has an ISSN of 1946-1852.  The link on the ISSN number doesn’t … Continue reading

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Free Online Journal Sites

Found via the posting of Beth Bernhardt’s ALA Midwinter presentation, Dealing with Free E-Journals : Are they worth the effort? (PowerPoint) , are several sites featuring links to free online journals: The Free Medical Journals Site Electronic Library of Mathematics … Continue reading

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Gramophone Archive

Gramophone Archive is the complete, searchable collection of every issue of The Gramophone since April 1923. Enjoy audiophiles! found via MetaFilter

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The Library and the Bazaar

The Library and the Bazaar is an essay by Greer Hauptman that discusses copyright options, libraries, and the freedom to read. Of note is his argument that with greater control being exerted by publishers over access to content (think e-journals) … Continue reading

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Oil and Journals

Mike Dunford writing in of The Questionable Authority has written a post that compares the business model and profits of journal publishers with oil companies.  One figure that he arrives at is shocking, to say the least, but also illustrative … Continue reading

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International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

One area of scholarly research that I enjoy following is Therapeutic Massage.  Having taken an introductory class taught by an excellent instructor, as well as enjoying regular sessions, I have found the benefits to be many. So it is a … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated and The Vault

In an article in today’s New York Times about magazines making their backfiles freely available online, there is a discussion about one magazine in particular:  Sports Illustrated. Starting this Thursday, March 20th, the entire run of SI will be available … Continue reading

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Elsevier’s Intermediate Print Copy ILL Policy

Kind of an interesting post on Open Access News over the weekend.  It seems that the license requirements for Elsevier’s electronic journals include printing a copy of the article, then scanning the article, before a library can provide that article … Continue reading

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Elsevier’s Intermediate Print Copy ILL Policy

Kind of an interesting post on Open Access News over the weekend.  It seems that the license requirements for Elsevier’s electronic journals include printing a copy of the article, then scanning the article, before a library can provide that article … Continue reading

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