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Archives for January, 2008

MPAA Bad, Universities Good

From yesterday’s Chronicle of Higher Education In 2005, when the Motion Picture Association of America stepped up its campaign against college movie pirates, officials with the trade group said that 44 percent of the film industry’s domestic losses were the result of illegal downloads on campus networks. That statistic — which came from a report […]

Recessions and Libraries

In this post, I get to be both an economist and a librarian. I want to argue that recessions pose at least two kinds of problems for academic libraries, one of them quite obvious, the other one less so. The obvious problem is that recessions bring with them reductions in income – the stuff that […]