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Authors Guild Appeals Dismissal of Google Books Lawsuit

Last November Judge Denny Chin dealt a blow to the lawsuit filed by publishers and the Author’s Guild against tech giant Google and its Google Books Service (GBS). Chin, of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Appeals Court, dismissed the case, which challenged the legality of GBS providing searchable PDFs of copyrighted works when Judge Denny. On Friday, April 11, the Guild filed an appeal in the case, marking the latest flareup in a long-running suit with major implications for copyright law in the U.S.
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Expanding News Coverage of Higher Ed Is Good for Us | From the Bell Tower

Once you get past The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, reporting on news developments in higher education—and thus shaping what is considered newsworthy—is scattershot. But as public interest in higher ed grows, it’s attracting more news coverage. Whatever the reasons, the growing level of national interest in higher education should be a boon for academic librarians who take their “keeping up” seriously. Done right, it’s a powerful form of personalized professional development.
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E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize

E. L. Doctorow, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Ragtime,” “World’s Fair,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The March” and his current novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” is the second recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. He will receive the award during this year’s National Book Festival, scheduled for Aug. 30 at the Walter E. Washington […]
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Lessons from #hyperlibMOOC | Office Hours

With my co-instructor Kyle Jones, who is currently working toward his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s iSchool, I am mining the survey data from the Hyperlinked Library massive open online course (MOOC) that we taught last fall for 363 LIS professionals. With support from the San José State University School of Library and Information Science, feedback on the broad professional development opportunity we offered is providing some unique views of how models of online learning for library staff continue to evolve.
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Newport News PL Launches Open Source Usage Software

Virginia’s Newport News Public Library System (NNPLS) launched StatBase, an open-source usage statistics program that enables libraries to track and visualize data on circulation, patron registration, door counts, reference, acquisitions, instructor-led courses, and more. The application is available as a free download on SourceForge.
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Do Libraries Matter in Paul Ryan’s World? | Advocate’s Corner

Over the past several weeks, decision-makers inside of the Capital Beltway in Washington, DC, have turned their attention to the federal budgeting process for FY 2015.President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have released starkly different visions for what our nation should be spending money on.
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Discover the Benefits of eBook Partnerships

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Optimize your collection and stay on budget with the combined power of an intuitive interface and the leading content aggregator to make purchasing eBooks as seamless as possible. In this webcast, you’ll learn the ins and outs and the advantages of working with multiple vendors in order to maximize your libraries content needs. You’ll hear from EBSCO and YBP top executives discussing business model advancements, DDA workflow solutions, EDS integration as well as the Print to Electronic transition. Register Now!
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Experts’ Corner: Image Researching

The following is an article featured in the March-April 2014 issue of the Library of Congress Magazine, LCM, now available for download here. You can also view the archives of the Library’s former publication from 1993 to 2011. Athena Angelos, image researcher for many Library of Congress publications, discusses the process of visual reference work. How […]
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Library Lifeline: The Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders | Editorial

The new Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders/ Bibliothèques Sans Frontières is fun, smart, and inspiring. The comprehensive vision behind it and the resulting design hold lessons for anyone interested in library outreach. It takes a significant step forward in framing an ideal outpost library that can reach into the gap as an element of humanitarian aid in the wake of a disaster when basic services and cultural institutions are unavailable or inactive.