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Can One Question Do the Job?

Can One Question Do the Job?

By Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University Libraries There’s a concept in the world of design and innovation that makes the case for placing constraints, possibly even severe constraints, on one’s design options.  When choice is constrained, our creativity must be more deeply mined to achieve the best possible solution within a limited range of options. Imagine, for example, having to construct or renovate a library with a $100,000 budget as opposed to a $200,000 budget...

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Collecting Music in the 25 Years After the Launch of Napster

By Marci Cohen, Head of Instruction and Consultation, Boston University Libraries When approached last year about writing for Against the Grain, I was initially asked to write album reviews. Why, I asked the editors, when few libraries are continuing to collect...

Tea Time With Katina And Leah

From The Flyover Monday 6-23-24: Question: Why did the Yellow Pages phone directory use yellow paper? Answer: Yellow Pages accidentally came about in 1883 when printer Reuben H. Donnelley ran out of white paper stock while printing phone directories in Cheyenne,...

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Image via Pixabay NORTH Scholarly Communication Librarian, Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) Sciences Librarian - Saint Joseph's University - Philadelphia, PA Liaison Librarian for Nursing - Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA Full Time Student Success Librarian,...

Tea Time With Katina And Leah

I have noticed that content can disappear from the Internet. There are links in the memoir that I am working on that have to be updated or deleted. This recent article (courtesy of Nancy Herther) is eye-opening in that regard! Here is a short tea time. The Internet Is...

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