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Copyright Office under the congressional spotlight

Last Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing to gather information about the work of the U.S. Copyright Office and to learn about the challenges the Office faces in trying to fulfill its many responsibilities. Testifying before the Committee was Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the Copyright Office ... Read More »

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, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler emphasized the crucial role of libraries as the “community on-ramp to the world of information.” He ... Read More »

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 abroad. The three award winners will be announced during the National Book Festival on August 30, 2014, followed by an ... Read More »

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 agree on a continuing resolution (C.R.) to fund the government. It remains unclear exactly how long the shutdown will last. ... Read More »

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 Data and Information. The Board held its first meeting last year to carry out its mission “to improve the management, ... Read More »