Archive for December, 2008

ALA President-Elect’s visit to Moscow
December 12, 2008

Here is a link to the first of a couple of postings about a recent trip by the ALA President-Elect to Moscow to meet with colleagues from the Moscow State University for Culture and Arts and the Russian State University for the Humanities Library.

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Hiatus
December 4, 2008

As my independent study on Global Libraries has just wrapped-up, I’ll be indulging in a break for about a month over the winter holidays.

Beginning in January, I will be interning (“fieldworking” as we call it in the iSchool) for the Seattle Public Library in their Immigrant and Refugee program.  Thus, the focus of “Border Sagas” will shift slightly, so as to be a venue for my thoughts and experiences working with the immigrant community in Seattle for SPL.

What Open Access Means for Russian Libraries
December 4, 2008

Linked below is a paper that I just finished, which examines open access initiatives in Russian libraries, ultimately positing that these initiatives–and their significance, problems, and potential–are emblematic of the present state and future of libraries in Russia.

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