Just-In-Time or Just-In-Case? Time, Learning Analytics, and the Academic Library – Library Trends – article

Just-In-Time or Just-In-Case? Time, Learning Analytics, and the Academic Library

Karen P. Nicholson, Nicole Pagowsky, Maura Seale | Library Trends

2019-10-30

There is a scene in Varlam Shalamov’s “Thermometer of Grishka Logun” (“Termometr Grishki Loguna” 1966), in which the first-person narrator—an educated political prisoner in the Gulag, just as his author once was—is brought before his supervisor, Zuev. Zuev has asked him to address a letter, asking for a pardon, to Mikhail Kalinin, the then head of the RSFSR. The narrator’s rough hands and fingers, “permanently bent around the handle of a shovel and pick,” are at first unable to wrap themselves around pen or pencil. But then the narrator manages “to wrap a thick rag around his writing…

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