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FCC: The time is now to speed library broadband connections

In the long series of events that is the path to E-rate modernization, yesterday marked a rhetorical high point for libraries so far. Invoking Thomas Jefferson as he helped open the 2014 Digital Learning Day at the Library of Congress,

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Apply now: Library of Congress offering $150,000 for literacy award

The Library of Congress Center for the Book is now accepting applications for its 2014 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program, an award that honors three organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States and

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Library Services Impacted by Government Shutdown

Unless you’ve been lucky enough to have been lounging away at a private beach without media access, you know that the U.S. government has shut down. The shutdown officially occurred at midnight as the House and Senate were unable to

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National Academies sees libraries as leaders in data preservation

Last week, a panel of experts at the National Academies of Science discussed the role of libraries in curation, preservation, and access to research data. The discussion took place under the auspices of the National Research Council’s Board on Research

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Library associations testify on access to copyrighted works for the blind

Carrie Russell from the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy testified Monday at a hearing called by the U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the topic of copyright exceptions for

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