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Human Development Research Guide 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in the programs encompassed in the Department of Human Development at Teachers College.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting research in the topical areas the courses in …

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The Library as Publisher? 

James LaRue, director of the Douglas County Libraries, recently wrote an essay for the American Libraries Magazine suggesting that libraries should expand their services to book publishing. His argument is that, in our shifting digital landscape, libraries are in the perfect position to serve as content creators in addition to being content collectors. The library …

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Just Saying No to For-Profit Academic Publishers 

The scholarly communication system is full of tension these days: libraries stretch budgets to meet the hugely increasing cost of journal subscriptions, academic publishers insist upon the added value of their product opposed to open-access models, and researchers feel pressure to publish in more prestigious, high-impact (and often more costly) journals to meet tenure and …

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