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Uncluttered Reading: Readibility Removes Limits on Free Accounts

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From the Readability Blog: All users—free and paying—now get unlimited access to their Reading List, Favorites, Archives, and all our other features. We’re currently decoupling application features and supporting publishers (and Readability). “Premium” is now becoming “Subscriber”, and the dollars you can now optionally pay are purely for supporting us and writers, rather than to […]

MIT Press Says AAPs Research Works Act News Release Does Not Reflect Its Position, Mission

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Last week we pointed out that some members of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) might have issues/concerns with the Research Works Act (RWA) legislation. We asked if these organizations would leave the AAP or speak out against it. Today, Richard Poynder’s blog post, “MIT Press distances itself from Research Works Act” includes the following […]

ARL Responds to White House RFI on Public Access to Scholarly Publications (Full Text)

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Update: Harvard U. has also posted their responses to the RFI   The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has responded to eight questions from The White House that are found in the “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research” RFI. The responses were sent on January 8, 2012. From the ARL […]

EPA Releases Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Online Database and Dataset Available

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From the EPA: For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data released today includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups that directly emit large quantities of […]

White Paper: “Authentication of Primary Legal Materials and Pricing Options”

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This paper was written in December 2011 by the State of California, Office of the Legislative Counsel and is hosted on the Minnesota State Archives web site. Abstract The recent passage of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) has brought to the forefront the issue of costs of authenticating primary legal materials in electronic […]

Malaysia: National Archives Digitising Historical Materials

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From BERNAMA: The National Archives is in the process of digitising all historical records and materials to make it easier for the public to obtain information, National Archives deputy director-general (research and development) Daresah Ismail said. The digitisation process, carried out under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA), would also endear the public to an […]

New From ALA: PIPA, SOPA and OPEN Act Quick Reference Guide

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The guide was written by Corey Williams, Associate Director, Office of Government Relations in ALA’s DC office. Introductory Blog Post ||| Direct to Guide (PDF) See Also: Everything you need to know about Congress’s online piracy bills, in one post  (via Washington Post) See Also: House Committee Plans SOPA Hearing on January 18th, Senate Version […]