March 24, 2018

Journal Preprint: “Piece by Piece Review of Digitize-and-Lend Projects Through the Lens of Copyright and Fair Use”

The following article (preprint) was recently posted on Social Studies Research Network (SSRN). Title Piece by Piece Review of Digitize-and-Lend Projects Through the Lens of Copyright and Fair Use Author Michelle M. Wu Georgetown University Law Center Source Legal Reference Services Quarterly (2017 Forthcoming) via SSRN Abstract Digitize-and-lend library projects can benefit societies in multiple […]

Five College Consortium Opens $14 Million Remote Storage Facility in Hatfield, Massachusetts


From MassLive: The Five College Consortium is celebrating the opening of its $14 million annex in Hatfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday and tours of the 35,000-square-foot facility. The annex provides shelf space for up to 2.5 million items from the Five College Repository Collection and from libraries of the campuses of the consortium –Amherst, […]

In the UK: “Young Researchers Preach Open Access, Yet Many Don’t Practice”

From Nature Index: Most British scientists agree that academic research should be free to everyone, but fewer than half have published in open-access journals, and some never will, a recent survey has found. Among the least represented group in open-access publishing are academics under 35 [Clip] [Yimei] Zhu [who authored the paper as part of […]

New Research Report: “Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects Around the World”

The following report was recently released by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Title Analyzing Accessibility of Wikipedia Projects Around the World Authors Justin Clark Robert Faris Rebekah Heacock Jones Source via Harvard DASH Repository Abstract This study, conducted by the Internet Monitor project at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & […]

New Data From OASPA: “Steady Growth of Articles in Fully OA Journals Using a CC-BY License”


From the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA): A total of 905,687 articles were published with the CC BY license in open access-only journals by members of OASPA during the period shown above, with 189,529 of those being published in 2016. [Clip] [Clip] Interestingly, the data we have collected shows that, for OASPA members, the year-on-year […]

Education: Data: 69.7 Percent of 2016 High School Graduates Enrolled in College in October 2016


From the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Of the 3.1 million people ages 16 to 24 who graduated from high school between January and October 2016, about 2.2 million, or 69.7 percent, were enrolled in college in October 2016. The college enrollment rate of recent high school graduates in October 2016 was little changed from […]

News Roundup

1. Royal Society of Chemistry Joins CHORUS 2. FAQ on NEH Current Operations and Fiscal Year 2018 Budget 3. Crowd-Sourced Project To Build Yale Theater History Database (via YaleNews) 4. Open Data Barometer (4th Ed.) Released (via World Wide Web Foundation)

Accessibility: “Ebook Procurement Must Serve All Students”

From a Blog Post by Brad Turner, Vice President Global Literacy at Benetech: Digital content is on the rise in classrooms across the country. Much of this content comes in the form of ebooks. Unfortunately, not all ebooks are accessible to students unable to read standard print due to low vision, blindness, or dyslexia. Procurement staff—either […]

Nielsen: “Over 92% of All Adult Viewing In The U.S. is Done on the TV Screen”


From Nielsen: A new analysis of insights from Nielsen’s fourth-quarter 2016 Comparable Metrics Report found that over 92% of all viewing among U.S. adults (18+) happens on the TV screen. The analysis focused on the share of total gross minutes of consumer viewing across TVs and TV-connected devices in addition to PC, smartphone and tablet […]

Center For Democracy & Technology: “Paywall to Georgia’s State Legal Code a Broad Misapplication of Copyright Protections”

From the Center For Democracy & Technology: The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has joined our colleagues at the ACLU Foundation and the ACLU Foundation of Georgia in filing an amicus brief in Code Revision Commission v. Public.Resource.Org. The brief calls on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to preserve equal […]