ALIA Votes 2015

The annual election of ALIA Directors is once again upon us. For the third year I have asked nominees a series of questions, and present their »

A measured approach

As has become traditional, I’m posting again in February after a long break in the second half of last year. Hopefully in 2015 I can »

What we have and what we do

This morning I gave the keynote talk at the ALIA WA Symposium. Below are the text (more or less) and slides from my talk: What we »

Open Platforms and the Anti-Fragile Library

Earlier this week I gave a short talk for IFLA's New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations webinar series. They had asked me to »

Creative Commons, Open Access, and hypocrisy


Recently I had an experience that prompted me to change the Creative Commons licensing on this blog. I was contacted by a representative of McGraw-Hill seeking »

Dialogue: a new model for conferences and scholarly communication


Recently I've been thinking a lot about how librarians communicate with each other to explore ideas and professional practice. Generally speaking I see four current models »