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It Wasn’t Raining when Noah Built the Ark

By Ann Okerson Director, Offline Internet Consortium The longest overwater commercial flight in the world, the UAL purser called it, the 15 hours from Newark, NJ to Cape Town, South Africa.  The flight was a perfect transition to a memorable Fiesole Retreat that took us Global Northerners well out of the worlds we are familiar with. What changes when you make that long journey?  The sun runs over the northern, not the southern, sky and the stars are fresh and bright and...

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Mission Critical: Society Publishing in an Open Access World

By Rob Johnson, managing director at Research Consulting With the number of independent learned society publishers in sharp decline and revenues failing to keep pace with inflation, Rob Johnson, Founder and Managing Director at Research Consulting Ltd.,   looks at...

Library Chief Customer Officer: A Title Ahead of Its Time

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University Libraries Just writing about library customers as a possible alternative to all those other terminologies we use (think users, readers, patrons, clients, community members, guests, etc.) is enough to...

Back Talk — Another New Library?  What Fun!!

Column Editor:  Jim O’Donnell  (University Librarian, Arizona State University)  Against the Grain V36#2 One day last spring, I went to a meeting that had turned up on my calendar.  I hadn’t a clue what it was to be about, and it turned out to be a working group...

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ATG Job bank for 5/26/24

Image via Pixabay NORTH Bridgewater State University-Electronic Resources Librarian - Bridgewater, MA (HYBRID) Research and Faculty Services Librarian, Law Library, Roger Williams University, (Bristol, RI) Collection Strategies Law Librarian - Cornell University...

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Image via Pixabay NORTH Instructor, Open Educational Resources Librarian , Fogler Library at the University of Maine, (Orono, Maine) Health Sciences Librarian - Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ Head of Marx Library Access Services - Yale University - New...

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