Institutional Repositories in South Africa: An Examination of Representation in the Rainbow Nation’s Universities

As someone who has worked in multiple archives, I am always interested in learning more about how other archives or similar institutions are organized and operate. Needless to say, our topic for week 10 (institutional repositories and scholarly publishing) piqued my curiosity. I knew very little about them before that week. In fact, I do … Continue reading Institutional Repositories in South Africa: An Examination of Representation in the Rainbow Nation’s Universities

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Ask Jeeves and User Experience: The Rise and Fall of an Internet Icon

                                          The original Ask Jeeves launch page                                          Source: mentalfloss.com Introduction One of the most important aspects … Continue reading Ask Jeeves and User Experience: The Rise and Fall of an Internet Icon

Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.: Are LIS Professionals Any Better Off?

Since the early 2000s, internet juggernaut Google has been on a mission to digitize all the books held in five major American libraries, which includes a combined total of 20 million. Though the most notable, Google is not alone in its quest. Microsoft is another big player in the mass digitization game. It began a … Continue reading Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.: Are LIS Professionals Any Better Off?