December 10, 2017

Hearing: Maryland State Reps Set to Discuss Recently Introduced Ebook/Library Pricing Legislation

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We’ve updated this post. Material below. What’s going to happen next re: this bill. Make sure to read the statement (below) of the lead sponsor of the bill, Rep. Eric Luedtke (D).  A hearing to discuss a recently introduced bill in the Maryland General Assembly about ebook pricing in libraries is scheduled to take place in […]

Video: NARA Posts “A Conversation with David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States”

Archivist of the United State and librarian, David Ferrero, spoke at Penn. St. University on December 5, 2013 and earlier today the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) posted a video recording of the event. During a conversation with Timothy D. Pyatt, Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of Special Collections in Penn State’s Eberly […]

Indiana: Indianapolis Public Library Releases Strategic Plan Review 2015-2020

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UPDATE January 29: Click the Image Below to Access Full Text of the IPL Strategic Plan Review (15 pages; PDF) From the Indianapolis Star After years of belt-tightening, the library system’s new strategic plan [preliminary version] calls for an ambitious — and potentially costly — building expansion drive to accommodate the plan’s goals. [Clip] At the […]

Conference Paper: “My Religious Aunt Asked Why I Was Trying to Sell Her Viagra: Experiences With Account Hijacking”

Here’s an interesting/informative full text research paper by three Google researchers along with a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University that will be presented at a conference in the Spring. Title My Religious Aunt Asked Why I Was Trying to Sell Her Viagra: Experiences With Account Hijacking Authors Richard Shay Carnegie Mellon University Iulia Ion Google […]

Copyright: U.S. House Subcommittee Scheduled to Hold Hearing on the “Scope of Fair Use”

Video Recording of the Complete Hearing Live streaming video by Ustream LCC Statement UPDATE January 30, 2014 The Library Copyright Coalition (made up of ACRL, ALA, ARL) submitted an 11 page statement to the committee re: scope of fair use. You can access the full text of the LCC statement here. —- Original Post and […]

75,000 Newspapers Pile at Up Iowa State Archives After 2009 Budget Cuts

From the Des Moines Register: More than 75,000 Iowa newspapers are piling up in state archives [a part of the The State Historical Society of Iowa] while officials decide if they can afford to resume microfilming the publications as they did for more than 60 years before budget cuts prompted an end to the practice […]

Textbooks/College Bookstores: Amazon.com & UC Davis Formally Announce Online Storefront Pilot

From the University of California, Davis: The University of California, Davis, and Amazon are piloting a first-of-its kind online program that complements UC Davis’ retail operations and supports student programs, services and a new scholarship. When Amazon Student members shop at amazon.com or any other customers start their shopping on the UC Davis storefront, davis.amazon.com, […]

Book Industry Study Group Announces Industry’s 1st Comprehensive Digital Content Subscription Research Study

From the BISG: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is pleased to announce a major new research initiative to study subscription models of selling published content. Given the success of digital subscription services in the film, television, and music industries, publishing industry stakeholders have wondered how and when these services will affect book content distribution. […]

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s New $50 Million Library “Inches” Towards Completion

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press: University officials learned Thursday that an already prolonged construction process won’t be over until at least December. That dashed hope that the facility would be open for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. Once finished, though, the library will become a marquee place on campus and a milestone […]

Top 10 Hot Articles in Library and Information Science: January 2014

Powered by bX Hot Articles from Ex Libris. Hot Articles is based on usage data from millions of researchers across journals, publishers and platforms. It helps the users to discover articles that other users found interesting – in general and for a specific topic. bx Hot Articles for Other Disciplines Note: The full text of […]