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Creative Writing and the Web: Resources for the Literary Arts

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Title Creative Writing and the Web: Resources for the Literary Arts Author Hugh Burkhart Reference Librarian, Copley Library University of San Diego Source C&RL News From the Guide: Writing can be at once exhilarating and exasperating, and getting your poetry, prose, or script noticed can be the most frustrating part of the process. As a […]

PW: Guild Motion Asks for Quick Ruling on HathiTrust’s Fair Use Defense

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From Publisher’s Weekly: Although the Google Book Settlement has been rejected by the court, one reason the parties were even able to reach an agreement was by avoiding the question of whether Google’s scanning of copyrighted books was a violation of fair use. The issue came up late last year when the Authors Guild led […]

UCLA Library Announces $3.4 Million Grant From Arcadia Fund to Launch International Digitizing Ephemera Project (Incl. Social Media)

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From the UCLA Newsroom: The UCLA Library has received a grant of $3.4 million from the Arcadia Fund to launch an initiative to digitize, preserve and provide broad public access to print items, images, and multimedia and social networking resources produced in the Middle East. Increasingly, the day-to-day reality of current events in the Middle […]

New Statistics from Pew Internet: Nearly Half of American Adults are Smartphone Owners

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From the Pew Internet and American Life Project: Nearly half (46%) of American adults are smartphone owners as of February 2012, an increase of 11 percentage points over the 35% of Americans who owned a smartphone last May. Two in five adults (41%) own a cell phone that is not a smartphone, meaning that smartphone […]