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Where we are failing our kids

Here’s a story that slaps you in the face. An eighth grader is working on a school paper and using Internet-based resources to presumably do some of his research. Good so far, right?  Unfortunately the Wall Street Journal article, “The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald’s,” takes a hard turn and shows…

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Are you attending ALA Midwinter? Join us for the Edge Update on Saturday, Jan. 26

Join the Edge Coalition at ALA Midwinter to learn about the completion of Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 and get an update on the Initiative. The Edge Information Session will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 10:30 a.m. in Room 611-614 of the Washington State Convention Center. The Coalition will…

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One step toward ending the book famine

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) General Assembly decided yesterday to convene a Diplomatic Conference in Morocco in June 2013 to finalize negotiations on an international copyright treaty that would allow for the cross-border sharing of accessible content to people with print disabilities around the world.  This is the final…

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One Step Closer to a Treaty for People with Print Disabilities

At the close of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Assemblies meeting on October 9, nations agreed to an aggressive work plan to reach consensus on an international treaty for people with print disabilities. “So close, yet so far” is an apt description of this step in the long diplomatic…

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Library Copyright Alliance Touts Copyright Exceptions at International Assembly

For the last four years, advancement towards more flexible copyright law continues in earnest at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s 24th Copyright and Related Rights Standing Committee session (SCCR), which started on July 16, 2012, and will continue through July 25, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA),…

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