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Copyright/Piracy: Full Text of Letter from Library Copyright Alliance in Support of OPEN Act Draft

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ON A RELATED NOTE: SOPA: Judiciary Committee schedules markup of online piracy bill for Thursday (via The Hill) Here’s the full text of a new letter written by ARL’s Brandon Butler (on behalf of the LCA) re: the draft of the OPEN Act (Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act) that was released last […]

What are They Saying in Congress? “Announcing the Return of ‘Capitol Words'” (Data Analysis Tool)

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From the Sunlight Foundation: More than three years ago, we launched a website called Capitol Words that gave an at-a-glance view of what word was most popular in Congress. Today, the Sunlight Foundation is unveiling the completely revamped and rewritten Capitol Words. To folks who never had a chance to play with our previous version, […]

Artistic Bookbinder Thrives at GPO

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From Roll Call: Deep within the warehouse-like building that is home to the Government Printing Office lies an artist. His medium is paper, his task both poetic and prosaic. Bookbinder Peter James practices the ancient task of marbling paper, which beautifies book edges while helping to preserve the pages. [Clip] As lawmakers and others press […]

More Exclusive eBook Content: “Penguin Shorts” Launches

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From The Guardian: The Penguin Shorts progamme, a collection of short digital reads, has just launched with nine titles, ranging from a creepy short story by Dunmore to an essay on multiculturalism from Elif Shafak, accounts of the battles of Alamein and Isandlwana, recipes for the perfect Christmas day from Felicity Cloake and a novella […]

Library and Archives Canada: New Digitized Content Available via the Microform Digitization Application

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New Online: Commonwealth War Graves Registers, First World War ||| Help Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War ||| Help From the LAC Web Site: Numerous documents belonging to the Library and Archives Canada collection have been copied to microfiche and microfilm. Some items from this collection are being digitized for access over the Internet. […]

New Podcast: “Copyright & Commerce: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age”

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A new Beyond the Book podcast (#265) from the Copyright Clearance Center. Here’s the Blurb From the BTB Web Page: From the perspective of copyright, 2011 has been a year like so many others in the Digital Age. Suits and counter-suits over copyrighted text, music, film and video continue to fly in and out of […]

Canada: Fewer Children Read for Pleasure, Report Finds

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Direct to Full Text Report: Reading for Joy (via People for Education) A five page PDF file. Reported on by the CBC: A report published Monday finds that fewer Ontario children are reading for pleasure. The report, published by research group People for Education, shows the number of Ontario Grade 3 students who say they […]