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ALA Seeks Nominations for L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award

ALA seeks nominations for the Patterson Copyright Award of those who have made significant and consistent contributions to the pursuit of balanced copyright principles while working in the area of information policy, law, libraries or library education. The Patterson Copyright Award honors deserving individuals who embody the spirit of the…

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Section 108 Study Group Public Roundtable Announced

The Section 108 Study Group will host a public roundtable on Wednesday, January 31, 2007, in Chicago, Illinois (exact time and location to be announced). Exceptions in the Copyright Act applicable to libraries and archives will be discussed at the roundtable, specifically those pertaining to the making and distribution of…

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REMINDER: Only Three Weeks Left to Enter the National Library Legislative Day Student Contest!

On September 19, the ALA’s Washington Office and YALSA started taking submissions for the National Library Legislative Day 2007 Student Contest, through which one student will win a free trip to Washington, DC, for the 33rd Annual National Library Legislative Day (NLLD), to be held on May 1 2, 2007. All…

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Contribute to Paper on Social Networking, Libraries

ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) commissioned a paper from the Information Institute of Syracuse to study the social networking phenomenon and how it affects libraries. The authors, R. David Lankes and Joanne Silverstein, have created a wiki-style website for comments on a draft of the paper, which is…

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