This is going to have to be a quick smattering again today, as I have to finish preparations and leave for the ASIL Conference in D.C. later this afternoon. No theme today.
- jwondracek, RIPS Law Librarian Blog, When government publications disappear. The Census Bureau has already said that they are lacking the budget to publish the Statistical Abstract, and now it’s been proposed that the GPO discontinue the print publication of the Federal Register. This is causing a stir amongst the Government Documents librarians and archivists.
Jennifer Howard, Chronicle of Higher Education, Cornell U. Library Takes a Stand With Journal Vendors: Prices Will Be Made Public. You’ll need a subscription to the Chronicle to be able to read their article, but you can read the Cornell Library’s Nondisclosure Clauses on their website:
To promote openness and fairness among libraries licensing scholarly resources, Cornell University Library will not enter into vendor contracts that require nondisclosure of pricing information or other information that does not constitute a trade secret. All new and renewed licenses submitted with nondisclosure clauses will not be signed but henceforth will be referred to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Special Collections for further negotiation.
- Joe Hodnicki, Law Librarian Blog, Notes by the “Madison” of the AALL Vendor Colloquium’s Proceedings Published. A bit of a follow-up from yesterday’s post: some of the (hand-written) notes taken at the vendor colloquium have been posted.
- Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb, Apple Says Other App Stores Can’t Be Called App Stores, Sues Amazon. Well, that’s just crazy.