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Search engine use behavior of students and faculty: User perceptions and implications for future research

(uic.edu): This paper examines the use of Web search engines by faculty and students to support learning, teaching, and research. We explore the academic tasks supported by search engine use to investigate if and how students and scholars vary in their use patterns. We also investigate the satisfaction levels with search outcomes and trust in search engines in supporting specific tasks.
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Digital Lives: Legal&Ethical Issues

(British Library): This paper by Andrew Charlesworth aims to provide an overview of the main legal and ethical issues that pertain to the collection and preservation of, and access to, personal digital archives (hereafter PDArcs), by repositories, including the legal deposit libraries, and other non-deposit organisations.
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Study of journal policies in Chile

Journals available only on paper, small print runs, heavy concentration in the capital city, and highly restrictive licenses are some of the major problems that Chilean academic publications have with their publishing policies, particularly those concerning access for their readers, according to a study released at the Santiago Book Fair by ONG Derechos Digitales….
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Public Libraries and the Internet 2008-2009: Issues, Implications, and Challenges

This paper presents an overview of methods, findings, issues, and implications from the 2008 Public Libraries and the Internet national survey, including comparisons to data from previous studies. Since 1994, these surveys have chronicled the expansion of the Internet as a primary library service. The 2008 survey includes key data about the many facets of public libraries as community Internet access, training, and service centers, from the number of workstations and connection speeds available to the most common Internet services and training. The findings from the 2008 survey reveal impacts of the global recession on public libraries and their ability to meet the needs and expectations of patrons, communities, and all levels of government.
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Strategy on European data infrastructure is completed - calling for broad-scale collaboration on data management

The strategy for European Data Infrastructure targets to complement to the work that is carried out by several other initiatives. One of the most visible European collaborations is Alliance for Permanent Access (APA). This white paper provides a good overview of the unmet needs and current situation in Europe. It will be a good starting point for designing concrete actions and joint activities.
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