Learning to be Open: Open Access as a Deliberate Academic Practice

When I was first asked seven years ago whether I wanted to publish my doctoral thesis as open access on the university’s online institutional repository or enforce an embargo on it, it was the first time I had heard about such an embargo. I was quick to make my thesis open access, wondering why anybody […]

Data, ethics, and the burden of being upright

Working in libraries, or doing research on how people use, find, and store information we often come across large–or very large–data sets. These data sets can be a veritable goldmine of information about how people behave, what information they need, and what services we need to build and develop. I’ve worked a lot with big […]