Category Archives: General Interest - p27

Economics of copyright law

In a recent commentary, the Economist magazine offers its perspective on why excessively-long copyright protection is not helpful to creativity, or to economics. What do you think? How long should copyright protection for print, audio, video and even Mickey Mouse last? Why?

To Twitter or not to Twitter

In her blog “Information Wants to Be Free,” Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University in Vermont, writes about how “Twitter has changed so much in significance and utility” since its inception. Her post goes on to discuss how “Twitter (and FriendFeed, and other microblogging and lifestreaming apps) has been an amazing boon …Read More »

Big vendor restricts access

In the ongoing tug-o-war between open access and vendor-provided access, here is one of our leading librarians describing her struggles with one vendors successful attempt to limit access to an important resource: “Has EBSCO become the new evil empire?” The author, Meredith Farkas, is not just some librarian with a blog and a grudge. She …Read More »

Faculty presentations at NANOS

Nancy Lombardo, Information Technology Librarian, presented the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 2010 meeting in Tucson in March. Three separate presentations were made to various NANOS membership groups. An overview of progress on the project during the last year was presented to the NANOS Executive Board on Saturday, …Read More »

Tips for using Gmail

Gmail users: do you find that your Inbox is over-full all the time? The Librarian in Black blog recently posted a link to “10 Steps to a Gmail Makeover” by Lisa Thumann. The tips include color-coding and archiving messages, using Gmail’s filtering feature, and being decisive about deleting messages that are no longer needed (do …Read More »

Need more study space?

Beginning Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8 am, medical students have alternative study space located in the old hospital cafeteria on level A of the School of Medicine. The study space: is temporary until the library building re-opens. has about 12 carrels and wireless networking via UConnect and UGuest. Offers 24/7 access but is not …Read More »