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Public comment period on digital literacy report ends this Friday

We have received a number of comments on the draft report, Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy and have had over 2000 views on the ALA Connect space where it is posted. Thank you to everyone who has taken the

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Library Copyright Alliance Files Second Amicus Brief in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust

On July 6, 2012, members of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries), together with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), filed a friend of the court brief

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Petition the White House to Open Access to taxpayer-funded research

Who: You! And anyone you know who supports libraries and supports increasing access to information – especially research that you (the public) helped fund. What: A petition is posted at “We the People” asking the White House to require the

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FRPAA gains co-sponsors and a Congressional hearing

The Federal Research Public Works Act (FRPAA) of 2012, H.R. 4004, gained traction this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kicking off the week on Monday Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) held a Congressional briefing on the issue of public

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Trying to roll back the clock on Open Access: Research Works Act introduced

In a perplexing turn of events, Rep. Issa (R-CA) recently introduced the Research Works Act (H.R. 3699), on December 16, 2011. Co-sponsored by Rep. Maloney (D-NY), the bill would effectively turn back the clock on the National Institutes of Health

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