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Denmark: Libraries Get Into the Digital Book Business

November 28, 2011 by

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From the Copenhagen Post: Libraries across the country have begun loaning out for free what Danish publishers have been struggling to sell: ebooks. The libraries’ new digital book loan service is called eReolen. It began on November 1 with a selection of just over 1,800 Danish-language digital books (alternately referred to as ebooks or e-books) […]

YaCy: Free Software Activists to Take on Google With New Free Search Engine

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From the IDG News Service (via ITWorld): Free software activists have released a peer-to-peer search engine to take on Google, Yahoo, Bing and others. The free, distributed search engine, YaCy, takes a new approach to search. Rather than using a central server, its search results come from a network of independent “peers,” users who have […]

“Obama Wants Better Digital Archive of Federal Records” + Full Text of Presidential Memorandum

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From the Washington Post: President Obama on Monday ordered agencies to make wider use of digital-based record-keeping systems in what aides promise will be the most significant change to government archiving since Harry S. Truman’s presidency. “The current federal records management system is based on an outdated approach involving paper and filing cabinets,” Obama said […]

WIPO Meeting: SCCR Releases Draft Compilation on Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

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UPDATE: Written comments on limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives until end of February 2012. Details here. From the International Federation of Library Associations: The marathon 23rd session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights continued at WIPO over the weekend. Discussion on Saturday concerned a proposed WIPO Draft Treaty for the […]

Now Available: EPA Releases Formerly Confidential Chemical Information

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From an EPA News Releases: As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to enhance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals management program and increase transparency, the agency is making available to the public hundreds of studies on chemicals that had been treated as confidential business information (CBI). The move is part of EPA’s plan […]

New Report: “Two Heads Are Better than One: Influencing Preservice Classroom Teachers’ Understanding and Practice of Classroom–Library Collaboration”

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Title: Two Heads Are Better than One: Influencing Preservice Classroom Teachers’ Understanding and Practice of Classroom–Library Collaboration Authors: Judi Moreillon, PhD, is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona Source: American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Abstract: Two Heads Are Better than One: The Factors Influencing the Understanding and […]