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Fun with Dick and Jane, and Stephen Colbert

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) issued this letter (pdf) in response to Stephen Colbert’s suggestion that librarians just “make up” data. Enjoy!

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ALA opposes e-book accessibility waiver petition

ALA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) renewed their opposition to a petition filed by the Coalition of E-book Manufacturers seeking a waiver from complying with disability legislation and regulation (specifically Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act

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Policy Revolution! and COSLA in Wyoming: Bountiful in bibliophiles but barren of bears

I just returned from the Annual Meeting of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), held in Teton Village, Wyo., just down the road from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson. From the moment I left the airport, I

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Write an E-rate essay in 1000 words or less

I was just asked if I could summarize the last year’s worth of E-rate work we have done in the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office. Here’s the challenge: Can I do it in two pages or less? Apparently the

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I’m right! Librarians have to think

I will pat myself on the back (somebody has to). I wrote in the 2004 edition of Copyright Copyright, “Fair use cannot be reduced to a checklist. Fair use requires that people think.” This point has been affirmed (pdf) by

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