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Gloom boom for the brain06, the social networking service Twitter has grown to the point where it is the most used behind the well-established MySpace and Facebook. It differs from these in its immediacy – input is essentially a short ...

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It’s bigger than just libraries

The next generation of professional librarians are enrolled in information management degrees. They need to be given the explosion in digital information, reports Jeremy Gilling. The information revolution has transformed the world of libraries. Books are still borrowed, though in ...

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Repacking compacts: where to now?

The Rudd government appears to be rethinking how compacts will operate ahead of the federal budget. Changes to fact sheets on the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research website promote compacts as a mechanism to achieve government policy objectives. ...

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Vexatious litigants: new protection will help unis

New legislation to control vexatious legal proceedings will prove particularly beneficial to universities, according to a leading law firm. NSW is the latest state to introduce provisions against vexatious litigation, following similar moves in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern ...

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Indigenous strategies that work

Concentration on the early years of development, coordination of programs across higher education and forceful messages about young indigenous people’s responsibility to their elders, families and communities – these are among the strategies recommended by indigenous education leaders to help ...

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National briefs

NUS calls for yearly handouts The National Union of Students has rebuffed claims students are double-dipping by qualifying for handouts under both of the federal government’s stimulus packages. NUS president David Barrow said many of the “impoverished students on Centrelink” ...

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