I wrote a while back about the People’s Network Enquiry Service, a pilot chat-based reference service in England, staffed by public librarians. The service had a soft launch about 6 months ago. Today, Luke points out that Enquire was launched for real recently. More remarkably, around a third of library services in England are participating! Can you imagine if a third of all libraries in the US formed a dig.. Read More

Cornell Faculty Senate resolution on scholarly publishing

The press release on the Cornell Faculty Senate resolution on scholarly publishing, passed 11 May 2005: Cornell University Faculty Senate Endorses Resolution on Open Access and Scholarly Communication (Ithaca, NY, May 17, 2005) The Cornell University Faculty Senate endorsed a resolution concerning scholarly publishing at its meeting on May 11, 2005. The resolution, introduced by the University Faculty Library Board, responds to the increasingly excessive prices of some scholarly publications.. Read More