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E-books and libraries: same game, different rulesed205regis

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:10:25 +0000

We get a lot of questions from students and faculty about accessing e-books from the Regis Library. Rest assured, the library is adding online and e-books at a rapid rate to meet the demand. However, our patrons are often unaware that the marketplace for e-books and libraries is drastically different than what most individual customers […]

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Search smartered205regis

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:46:56 +0000

Here is a nice blog post entitle How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques that covers suggestions from a Google employee on how to use their search engine for more targeted and precise searching. Many of these tips and tricks can be applied to your academic research! Often there is no […]

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The high price for good information…ed205regis

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:49 +0000

The Regis Library constantly seek out the best value for its students and faculty in terms of access to print and online journals. Unfortunately, within the academic publishing industry there has been a disturbing trend toward exorbitant subscription costs associated with core journal titles, particularly in the sciences. This trend is made possible in part […]

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Plagiarism: Here we go agained205regis

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:22:55 +0000

Politicians. When will they ever learn? You may recall from previous posts that plagiarism seems to be the norm in politics these days. Want further proof? According to the Boston Globe, Scott Brown lifted whole parts from an Elizabeth Dole speech given at the start of here 2002 campaign. And once again, we see an […]

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Information wants to be free…but it ain’t (Part 2)ed205regis

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 22:27:37 +0000

As a librarian I am often asked what its like to work in a profession that many believe will become obsolete due to the rise of the internet. I firmly believe that libraries will remain relevant for many reasons (the freedom to read, as institutions that support and build communities of practice and well being, […]

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Information wants to be free…but it ain’t.ed205regis

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:46:02 +0000

Take a look at this NYT times article covering the criminal allegations against Aaron Swartz. Without doubt, many of you would agree that hacking in to a secure computer network is a criminal act. But what about downloading millions of documents, documents that are made available for free to students at M.I.T. and other institutions […]

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Pass this on: Lessons from the telephone gameed205regis

Tue, 03 May 2011 18:34:43 +0000

Remember the “telephone” game? Or maybe you called it “grapevine” back in the day? The game where one person starts with a phrase, tells it to the next person, and then he/she repeats it to the next person, and so on all the way down the line. And do you recall how almost inevitably the […]

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Plagiarism: Not just about academics Part IIed205regis

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 23:42:33 +0000

Folks, I’m not lying when I say, “Plagiarize at your own risk!”. Here is yet another example where the practice of plagiarism proved to be detrimental to one’s professional aspirations: Denver city council candidate caught up in plagiarism charge. As I’ve noted before, ignorance is not an excuse when it comes to plagiarism, nor is […]

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Keepin’ it realed205regis

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:13:00 +0000

One of the 21st century goals for the library profession is to ensure that our patrons and the public at large are “information literate”. For those that are not familiar with the concept of information literacy, you can find a definition on the web site for Association of College and Research Libraries. So why all […]

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On whose authority? Look for references!ed205regis

Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:26:50 +0000

It seems there have been a number of recent cases of mainstream journalists and news publications that have been caught doing a poor job of reporting. More specifically, failure to check the authority and accuracy of information sources. The New York Times has pointed out that Rush Limbaugh used erroneous information retrieved from Wikipedia on […]

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