RT @paoloman "Duke student newspaper lavishes praise on Duke Libraries in an editorial today: http://tr.im/UOBU Congrats Duke Librarians!"
New reports from the American Libraries Association and Pew Internet and American Life Project reveal that despite the increasing number of e-books available to library patrons, libraries themselves face big challenges in weathering the transition. Some findings from the reports: More digital demand, less funding Over 75 percent of...
Librarians as Learning Designers? / Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed: http://bit.ly/a6741Z #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @THC1)
The Britannica may be a digital-only concern from now on, but it is still a brilliant resource and must be appreciated as suchStep into the Guardian's library and it's the first thing that greets you: the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, the Micropedia and Macropedia all neatly lined up on...
Check out this neat book #lis48801 #lis48820 http://tinyurl.com/yznd4rn (via @cavecibum "with so many crafty librarians around.") : )
Two weeks after a court gave a green-light to authors and photographers to proceed with a class action over unauthorized book scanning, the search giant has filed an appeal. The filing is the latest twist in the long running case and also provides a glimpse into Google’s end game. The...
The judge presiding over the long-running book-scanning case between the Authors Guild and Google has issued an order letting scholars, librarians and a prominent digital rights group file briefs in support of Google. In an order this week, Judge Denny Chin granted permission for two groups to intervene in the...
Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
SparkFun is looking to further its educational push this summer, announcing its 2013 National Education Tour. The intiative, set to kick off in June, will bring the Hacker supplier to schools in all 50 states, teaching six to eight hour courses aimed at getting students started in the world...
"New: Wikipedia’s Launches an FAQ for Librarians" via @resourceshelf (H/T @MLx) - http://j.mp/9NGCKv
"Librarians can shape ourselves into educators by devising our teacher identities" - @charbooth - http://is.gd/c7z27
The seven year saga over Google’s decision to scan millions of library books without permission will plod forward after a federal judge refused to stay the case pending appeal. In a short order, Judge Denny Chin rejected Google’s request to suspend the case while it goes before the US Court...
After Muzzling Librarians And Scientists, Now Canada Starts Making It Difficult For Citizens To Express Their Views
Last month, Techdirt wrote about the requirement for librarians employed by the Canadian government to self-censor their opinions, even in private. This came in the wake of similar restrictions being placed on government scientists. We pointed out that this kind of muzzling created a really bad precedent that might...
A few weeks back, we wrote about the rather crazy exaggeration and attack from the UK Publisher's Association on groups -- including the British Library -- who were seeking common sense changes to copyright law. After that post went up, I was asked to participate in a podcast debate with...
Maryland Librarians - Register now for the Maryland Library Association Conference - http://www.mdlib.org/conference/docs/program.pdf - Also be on the lookout for MLA's first official Facebook page
The post A Berkeley Commencement Speech, Some Years Ago… appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Last week LinkedIn asked me to post a commencement speech, if I had given one, as part of a series they were doing. Turns out, I’ve given two, but the one they wanted was at...
The Society of Authors' suspicion of e-lending is misguidedShould public libraries lend ebooks? The Society of Authors has called on culture minister Ed Vaizey to address concerns that library e-lending is "undervaluing retail pricing" and encouraging piracy. The writers' union says it remains "strongly of the view that remote lending...
As promised, Random House will continue to offer its e-books to libraries but as of March 1 has raised many e-books’ wholesale prices significantly—in some cases by as much as 300 percent. Random House provided Library Journal blog The Digital Shift with its new e-book prices. These are the...
As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
We've discussed, many, many times, how copyright holders in the digital age like to play fast and loose with the definition of what is "sold" and what is "licensed." Just today, we've seen Amazon wipe out a woman's ebook collection. As we've joked, many copyright holders like to play Schrodinger's...
"Librarians Gone Wild" - Marilyn Johnson author of This Book Is Overdue! on NPR's @on_the_media - http://j.mp/cr6W6S
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