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Libraries: Let Profs and Film Students Continue to Rip DVDs

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From an ARL Policy Notes Post by Brandon Butler: In a rich submission to the Copyright Office [PDF] on behalf of the Library Copyright Alliance, Jonathan Band asks the Office to renew its rule allowing college professors and film and media students to decrypt DVDs for educational uses. The submission is part of the administration […]

E-Books Become Unleashed at Online Information Conference in London

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Don Hawkins, editor of The Conference Circuit, provides a fact-filled look at the “E-Books Unleashed” session that took place on Thursday at Online Information 2011 in London. His post also includes a few images of speaker slides. Moderator/Speaker Information Session Moderator John Akeroyd, Director, Information Reports and Honorary Research Fellow at the University College Speakers […]

Report: Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services

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Title: Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services (51 pages/slides; PDF) Source: Educational Advisory Board Don Hawkins shares a summary of the report in this post on The Conference Circuit from Information Today. Roy Tennant writes: This is one of the single best sources for this kind of guidance I’ve seen […]

New FOIA Dispute Tracking System Launched by National Archives FOIA Ombudsman

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From NARA: The National Archives Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) – the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman – launched a new online case management system on November 28. The new OGIS Access System (OAS) will manage the requests for assistance that FOIA requesters and agencies bring to OGIS. This tool will both […]

New York Metropolitan Libraries Council Announces 2012 Collaborative Digitization Grantees

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From the METRO Announcement: METRO is pleased to announce that nine member institutions in the metropolitan New York region have been awarded grant funding to support a range of digitization projects designed to expand access to important collections of historical and rare materials. Recipients of the 2011/2012 Digital Metro New York (DMNY) grants, totaling over […]

National Library of Wales Row Over SS Man’s Legacy

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From the BBC: The National Library of Wales has been criticised for accepting a bequest of £300,000 from a Frenchman who served in the Waffen SS in World War II. Louis Feutren was a member of the Bezen Perrot (Perrot Unit) from Brittany which fought with the Nazis. Heritage Minister Huw Lewis said he was […]

California: Fewer Schools Keep Librarians on Staff

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Unfortunately, we don’t think these stats will come as a big surprise to many. However, that doesn’t mean it this sad trend needs to continue. If there was ever a need for a clear and well executed marketing plan in the library community this is it. It’s sad that it needs to happen in the […]