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Edward Liebow, Chronicle of Higher Education
Legislation making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives would significantly reduce National Science Foundation funds for the social...
Bryn Geffert, Amherst College's College Librarian
This spring 65 directors of liberal arts college libraries—all members of the Oberlin Group—adopted a statement about ensuring that electronic...
March 24, 2014Lamar Smith                                          ...

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The SPARC Libraries & OER Forum is a public e-mail discussion list intended for academic and research librarians interested in open educational resources (OER). It will serve...

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