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Librarians notice “abortion” stop word, take action

“The world’s largest database on reproductive health, POPLINE, has been blocking searches using the term “abortion” since late February. The block was removed Friday afternoon…. The search block was discovered by medical librarians doing routine searches.” More on this story … Continue reading

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The high cost of everything

This is one post about a few disparate topics that all congeal on one issue: money. See if you can follow it around this thread. Brian talks about the high cost of databases. In all my thinking about what database … Continue reading

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a cautionary tale about electronic resources

Karen posts about the unpleasant discovery she made that her library was paying twice for an electronic resource because of one small mistake. If someone as tech-sharp as Karen is having these sorts of troubles, imagine how daunting electronic resources … Continue reading

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