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EMERAC Update

  Over the past month and a half there has been a bit of a gap in new content on the EMERAC blog and website. On September 23rd I got married, and was out of the country for a few weeks following that. Starting in November, the EMERAC will be blog will be back up…
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October 24, 2017 0

Exploring Open Access

  Over the past two decades, open access publishing has become an integral and controversial factor in advancing the interests of scholars, researchers, and, in many cases, information professionals. Open access is a publishing model offering free and immediate access to online scholarly research articles, with no copyright or licensing limitations. The growth of open…
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August 26, 2017 0

The Evolution of the Information Profession

  In 1957 Katharine Hepburn starred opposite Spencer Tracy, in the Twentieth Century Fox film Desk Set. Desk Set is about reference librarians who work for the research department of a broadcasting network. When the network plans the acquisition of another company, a computer is brought in to assist the librarians with the additional work.…
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August 11, 2017 1

The Freedom of Information Act: What can it do for you?

The present state of affairs in the United States has many Americans in a constant state of uncertainty. As we discussed in my previous blog post, we are inundated with information; morning, noon, and night. The question of what information is real and what news if fake is everpresent. Often times individuals are left with…
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July 28, 2017 0

Fake News: How to Avoid Being Fooled by the Media

Freedom of the press is the right to publish information and opinions without fear of government persecution. This concept is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Most basically, this can be defined as the separation of journalism from government constraint or restriction. The three branches of government provide checks and balances in…
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July 14, 2017 0

Intro to EMERAC

Welcome to EMERAC; a one-woman operation that provides customized information services to individuals and companies to support their artistic enterprise. I am an Independent Information Professional (IIP) and the founder of EMERAC. This inaugural blog entry will serve as a somewhat autobiographical post to introduce myself, my company, my services, and my vision for EMERAC.…
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June 30, 2017 0