SIUC was in the Chronicle last week. The story was about cuts made by the library, but emphasized the smart way SIUC librarians were trying to save money, by getting out of costly "Big Deal" subscriptions plans pushed by academic publishers. I don't have anything to add to the story--which focusses mainly on obscenely expensive journals in the sciences and engineering (ok, "obscene" was the humanist in me). But flagging it gives me a good opportunity to call attention to another blog at SIUC.
The story was brought to my attention when yet another good posting over at Unions United led me back to a nice blog run by SIUC's own Julie Arendt, Science and Engineering Reference Librarian at Morris: Science Librarian Notes. Recent posts include a comment on the Chronicle story, some background on the decision to open Morris late at night, and top secret pictures of what's to be found on the unfinished floors in Morris.