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  • Internet: good or bad for reading?

    A recent post  mentioned a Science article that asked if the Internet was good or bad for science.  An article in the New York Times had me mentally revisiting a topic I often considered when the web was young.  Is the Internet good or bad for reading? My perspective back then was that it was really good.  I considered all the activity online, and I saw that many people were not careful with...

  • Find peer reviewed author's rights information with SHERPA/RoMEO

    If  you have ever published a paper or plan to publish one in this age of freely available web information and the attendant ownership controversies, you may be wondering what you are allowed to do with your paper after it has been published or approved for publication.  SHERPA/RoMEO is a database that lets you know what rights are normally give to author's by journal publishers. You can search...

  • Increased access to full text journals in Science Direct

    The electronic collection at Dibner Library is expanding: we now have access to over 2,000 full text journals via Science Direct, a significant increase over our previous subscription. Science Direct's extensive full text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature.  But don't let the name mislead you - in addition to Life, Health, Physical  and Materials Sciences...

  • IEEE Approves Six New Publications for 2009

    IEEE has approved six new publications to be released in 2009. The list of new journal titles offers an exciting array of information on emerging and multidisciplinary technical topics: IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games IEEE Embedded Systems Letters IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and...

  • Digital battlefields: first music, then videos, now textbooks

    Media companies moved into the online world with trepidation, seeing the opportunities in providing online music and movie viewing and downloading for a fee, but also fearing copyright violation.  Many in the music and movie audience, especially young people, believed the media companies were gouging them with high prices for DVDs and CDs, and felt little remorse at procuring and providing  free...