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Open Access Explained! Video is so amazing

What is open access? Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen take us through the world of open access publishing and explain just what it’s all about. In plain language. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rVH1KGBCY&feature=youtu.be

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Other Duties as Assigned: Internal Consultants in Academic Libraries

This sounds so familiar 🙂 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133313001432

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Article: New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data

New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data http://www.fastcodesign.com/3022701/innovation-by-design/new-mit-media-lab-tool-lets-anyone-visualize-unwieldy-government-data

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Twitter now allows users to receive follow-free DMs

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Sending a direct message on Twitter has till now been possible only when two users follow each other — leading to awkward situations where one person wants to communicate private information to someone who hasn’t keen…

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TorSearch offers private search of the Deep Web

Originally posted on Gigaom:
While the deep, shaded corners of the Dark Net have lost one valuable source in Silk Road’s shutdown, a new website promises to help lurkers find their next shadowy resource. Venturebeat reports that TorSearch offers a more…

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Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a potential headache for marketers and search engines. This week, the firm launched a free service…

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Introducing … Canadian Library Vendor News

…. or @CLibVendorNews in the Twitterverse. After the successful launch of Canadian Library News, we found that the news feed could quite easily be taken over by vendor updates, new product releases and the like. As we wanted to keep … Continue reading

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