Library Publishing Coalition – Academic Research Publishing Services

The Library Publishing Coalition is an independent, community-led membership association that promotes publishing services in academic and research libraries.  Among other activities, the LPC advocates for libraries by helping them show faculty members, students, staffers, and other parts of the university community the value of their publishing programs. Maybe you're a professor who has an … Continue reading Library Publishing Coalition – Academic Research Publishing Services

Have you heard about Mechanical Turk?

The Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a crowdsourcing internet marketplace that enables individuals and businesses (known as Requesters) to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do. Requesters are able to post tasks known as HITs (Human Intelligence Tasks), such as choosing the best among several photographs … Continue reading Have you heard about Mechanical Turk?

Voices discuss Bill C-5, Anti-Terrorism Bill

If you are interested in being informed on Bill C-51, please take a look at the site for 'Voices' where there is a background explanation and summary of this bill as well as Bill C-44; there are also opinions on the effect of these bills from legal experts as well as discussions about long term … Continue reading Voices discuss Bill C-5, Anti-Terrorism Bill

In defense of intellectual freedom, and freedom from surveillance

The Tyee, and independent online news source, has a very interesting article today on Bill C-51: Harper's Police State Law:  Passing it means 'death of freedom' writes Green leader Elizabeth May.  Click on the headline to read more. And, on the Library front: In his Canadian Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award acceptance speech, Brian Campbell … Continue reading In defense of intellectual freedom, and freedom from surveillance

CBC Literary Prizes – when to enter your work

Go to CANADA WRITES to learn more about the types of writing and prizes available to aspiring writers throughout 2015 and 2016.  This could be your big opportunity to be noticed and gain support for a career in writing.  Many notable Canadian writers got their start with this contest and you could be next. Categories … Continue reading CBC Literary Prizes – when to enter your work