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Although the study is more than just another entry in the long-running nutrition wars—it is more rigorous than the vast majority of research on the topic—Ramsden makes no claims that it settles the question. Instead, he said, his discovery and analysis of long-lost data underline how the failure to publish the results of clinical trials can undermine truth.
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Adding “And Then The Murders Began” As The Second Sentence Of Any Book Makes It Instantly Better
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
I'm going to try this with my English students to get them to explore the novels in the library. 1) Find a book on the shelf 2) take a picture of the cover or title page (to collect all title and author info) 3)take a picture of the first page (to collect the first sentence) 4) put book back EXACTLY where/how you found it. Everyone has to pick at least 3 books and they can't be the same as anyone else's...I'm thinking with a class of 30 we have enough fiction shelves and displays in the library for everyone to claim a shelf, so that will prevent duplication. Then the kids will form groups and create a log of their finds (could use spreadsheets or some other app I want them to practice) and debate which 2 candidates to put forward as their best finds. Then the class will vote for the best opening line. Along the way, they'll be exposed to a bunch of titles they wouldn't have selected and have pictures of the first pages on their devices that they'll read (and will hopefully scan more than just the first line), and be discussing the value of book openings. Not sure if I'll try this after Spring Break or wait until September to use it as part of the start of year FVR setup, but it's coming:-)
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In April, the Modern Language Association folks revamped their suggested citation formatting to be a better fit in our digital age. The release of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook gives us quite a few changes to help students manage the mound of electronic resources now available and, while these changes are super-helpful, they…
In an emailed statement to As It Happens, Devins said he found the image on Pinterest, but was unable to track down the orginal artist. He says he credited Mesfin as soon as he learned the work was hers.
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
Sadly, Devins misses the entire point. If you don't know to whom the copyright belongs and therefore cannot ask permission or arrange a license fee, you do NOT have the right to use it. Period. You can admire it and tell others you admire it, but you can't use it. It doesn't matter if your goals are lofty, or if it's for a good cause. You're not using the piece for satire or other protected forms of adaptation either (even the original adaptation is itself dubious if beautiful). It doesn't matter if you give credit once you've been caught, or pay for it after the fact. You have taken an action to fulfill your own desire without the owner's consent. It's the height of the commercialization of art to assume that paying for it makes it right. And it's an example of the sense of entitlement that is unfortunately made easier to exercise when paired with the absolutely lazy research skills that people think is acceptable.
I want to share an experience I had recently with one of my students, because it personifies our purpose as librarians (and it's also a really good story). He came into the library a few months ago with his English class, with the task of finding a book for a free-choice independent reading project. Aside…
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