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Toronto Public Library Approves Plan to Begin Selling Advertisements, First Up Will Be Ads on Due-Date Slips

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UPDATE: The plan that’s described in the post and primary document below was approved last night (February 27, 2012) by the Toronto Public Library Board. via Torontoist: At its meeting tonight, the TPL board will consider a proposal to create an advertising policy for Toronto’s libraries. The reason such a policy doesn’t already exist is […]

Arsonist Sets Pamphlets Ablaze in San Francisco Public Library Room for Blind, Print Disabled

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From the The San Francisco Examiner: A man set fire to a stack of pamphlets in San Francisco’s main library branch in the unit block of Grove Street on Sunday, damaging cassette tapes, chairs and computers, police Sgt. Daryl Fong said. The fire alarm was triggered at 3:37 p.m. The fire was set in the […]

British Library Welcomes Public Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit

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From the BL: The British Library welcomes the publication of the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] consultation, “Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013” and the commitment to deliver regulations for non-print legal deposit. Since the introduction of the 2003 Legal Deposit Libraries Act, the Legal Deposit Libraries have […]

Center for Research Libraries Expands Online Legal Collections

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From CRL: The partnership between CRL and the Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) has entered its second year. This partnership yields several benefits for CRL libraries. LLMC is digitizing law-related collections from CRL, and identifying prospective content for digitization to serve CRL libraries’ research priorities. And the recent cataloging of CRL’s extensive collection of Foreign […]

Research Works Act Legislation is Dead

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First, the news earlier today that Elsevier was pulling its support for the RWA. Now, this news from Alexander Howard: “RIP Research Works Act” I just received a joint statement from Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, regarding H.R. 3699, the Research Works Act. Here’s the too long/didn’t […]

Penguin eBook Sales More than Double During 2011, “Not There Yet” With a Library Business Model

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From The Guardian: Pearson has reported a 72% surge in pre-tax profits to £1.15bn for 2011, with ebook sales at Penguin more than doubling and profits at FT Group, home to the Financial Times, up by about a quarter. [Clip] Total revenues across the group, which includes book publisher Penguin and educational holdings, grew 4% […]