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FAQs: Understanding Television “Sweeps”

FAQs: Understanding Television “Sweeps”

“I’ll see you in May! For sweeps! That what’s we call spring cleaning in England!” — Wesley Snipes character, on 30 Rock As television watchers, we have all heard of the magical time known as “sweeps” — but what exactly is/are sweeps, and why is it such a hot word for folks in the entertainment … Continue reading

Research Case Studies: SOPA/PIPA “Blackout” Protest

Research Case Studies: SOPA/PIPA “Blackout” Protest

Today, January 18, is the official SOPA/PIPA “blackout” day — a voluntary protest in which various websites are censoring all or part of their online content in order to express their strong opposition to two pieces of proposed anti-piracy legislation: the Senate’s “Protest IP Act” (PIPA) and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Prominent … Continue reading

Twitter Feeds for Communication Majors

Twitter Feeds for Communication Majors

To librarians at academic institutions across the country, it’s increasingly clear that microblogging tools like Twitter are changing the ways that people consume and communicate scholarly and professional information. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than in the realm of communication studies— where scholars and practitioners alike are turning regularly to Twitter for everything from … Continue reading

Open Access Week with Guest Pat Aufderheide

Open Access Week with Guest Pat Aufderheide

It’s the last full week of October 2011. For many, this is a time of Halloween prep (or in the case of students, paper planning). However, for librarians and other information professionals around the world, it’s time for Open Access Week — an annual global event the promotes discussions of open access scholarship. Open access … Continue reading