| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The idea underlying the open access movement in academia is a simple one: most scientific research is funded by the public through federal or state grants. So why should reports of that research be handed over to commercial publishers, which then charge...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:09 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week.
But the next phase of this...
| Sep 24, 2014
Hey parents, have you noticed that your students may not have as many textbooks this year? It's true — at least in some classes.
Last week, a parent complained that some math students at Clermont Middle School didn't have books, and the complaint...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
"Your deals don't work."
If I had a nickel for every time I got a call saying that, I'd be lounging on the French Riviera right now asking George Clooney to peel me a grape.
Frustrated readers frequently phone to say they can't access my deals online,...
| Jul 19, 2007
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle has turned out to be a prophet. Many members of the local gay community aren't very happy at the moment. But their grumpiness has nothing to do with their sexuality. It has everything to do with the flippant ignorance of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Like everything else disrupted by the Internet, the public library has two choices.
There's the straight shot to oblivion, the one now occupied by the phone book, the music store and the printed photo album.
Or there is the way of Grumpy Cat....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:06 PM
It's time again to hear from you ...
Dear Beth, Shame on you. Obviously, you nor anyone close to you has been cursed by this horrible disease called ALS. If you were, your words would have been more compassionate and supportive of the cause. I personally...
| Sep 26, 2014
>>Amelie Michel, an Essex company specializing in high-end French linens, will hold a warehouse sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28, at 192 Westbrook Road. Merchandise includes table linens, bedding, soaps, pillows and...
| Apr 2, 2011
Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| May 14, 2011
In case you hadn't noticed, it's getting hot in the Sunshine State — and it's not even summer.
That means it's the time of year to take your road trips indoors, with a stop at one of Florida's many interesting — and climate-controlled —...