Editors' Choice: Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy


By: Heather Greenfield

Following 20 hearings on copyright reform, the House Judiciary Committee could see substantive copyright reform legislation introduced before the end of the year.  In advance of the renewed copyright reform conversation, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which has testified on the subject, released its latest whitepaper Tuesday “Copyright Reform For a Digital Economy” along…

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Editors' Choice: The “Scholarly Blog”


By: Kimberly Coulter

It has been five months since Ant Spider Bee relaunched its site with the WordPress web aggregation and publication plugin PressForward. Thanks to a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we have been able to pilot this tool as a partner of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. PressForward helps…

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Editors' Choice: Creating Mike Sterling for the #GenLit Project


By: Matt Jacobi and Mia Zamora

For the past year and a half, Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing has been providing editorial and technical support to the Generative Literature Project, which is producing a crowdsourced, gamified digital novel about a murder. Hybrid Pedagogy is publishing a series of weekly updates and reflections about the project, collaboratively authored by several of the student and…

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Editors' Choice: Reproducing the Academy: Librarians and the Question of Service in the Digital…


By: Roxanne Shirazi

The following is a version of the talk I gave as part of a panel at ALA sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL and organized by Heather Tompkins (Carleton College). The title of the panel was “Digital Humanities and Libraries: Power and Privilege, Practice and Theory,” and included Jane Nichols, Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, and Megan…

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