Publications

In Press
University Libraries in the Digital Era
University Libraries in the Digital Era. In: Research Handbook on Digital Transformations. 1st ed. London: Edward Elgar ; In Press. pp. 135-159. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The library finds itself navigating a challenging transition at the dawn of a digital era: 2013 marked the fourth consecutive year in which more than 40 percent of libraries in the United States experienced a decrease in funding. The university library is no stranger to operating under financial constraints; major university library systems at Harvard, Columbia, Chicago and more have undergone similar cuts and reorganizations. These changes are being driven in part by the new ways in which people interact with information. It is this chapter’s argument, however, that the digital age will not mark another era of decline for libraries. In fact, with the special place university libraries have traditionally held in law, policy and pedagogy, the university library is now poised to be on the forefront of the twenty-first-century digital movement as it harnesses its staff, collections and expertise to provide next-generation support for research, teaching and access. The topics in this chapter – collection development, modern library space, law and policy, open access, and collaborative case study programs – are considered as representative of some of the most critical themes for a university library to embrace in the modern era.

2015
MOOCs and Libraries in the 21st Century
Courtney KK. MOOCs and Libraries in the 21st Century. 1st ed. Baltimore: Rowman & Littlefield, Ltd; 2015 pp. 175. Publisher's VersionAbstract

 

Courtney KK. Think You 'Own' What You 'Buy' on the Internet?. Politico [Internet]. 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Think You ‘Own’ What You ‘Buy’ on the Internet? Think again. Digital media is locked up behind contracts and licensing.  Worse still, this digital media is sold with "buy" and "purchase" buttons, when in reality, you are merely leasing these items, and have absolutely no ownership rights.  Are consumers being lied to?

2013
The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials
Courtney KK. The MOOC Syllabus Blues: Strategies for MOOCs and syllabus materials. College & Research Libraries [Internet]. 2013;74 (10) :514. Publisher's Version
Copyright in the Digital Age
Courtney K. Copyright in the Digital Age. In: Kroski E Librarianship in the Digital Age . 1st ed. Rowman & Littlefield ; 2013. Publisher's Version
2012
Courtney K. Yolo: The Year of the Learning Organization. AALL Spectrum [Internet]. 2012;16 (3) :20-24. SSRN
2011
Courtney KK, Holmes E, Quinn K. Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web. Eau Claire: NBI, Inc.; 2011.
2010
Courtney KK. A Tale of Two Stairways. AALL Spectrum. 2010;14 (7) :14-27.
2008
Courtney KK. Plagiarism’s Little Black Book: Judge Posner’s The Little Book of Plagiarism. Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification. 2008;3 (1).
Courtney KK, Holmes E, Quinn K. Find It Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web. Eau Claire: NBI, Inc.; 2008.
2006
Courtney KK. Copyright, Plagiarism, and Popular Culture: Siva Vaidhyanathan's Copyrights and Copywrongs. Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification. 2006;1 (1).