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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 Data and Information. The Board held its first meeting last…

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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 the blind or other persons with disabilities. The purpose of…

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ALA/ARL/ACRL testifies in support of DMCA 1201 exemption for faculty in all disciplines

In December 2008 the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) and the Music Library Association (MLA) submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office at the Library of Congress, asking for an expansion of the previous exemption to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to include the following: The…

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Library of Congress Makes Mark in Nationwide Digitization Endeavor

Members of the ALA Washington Office attended a celebratory event at the Library of Congress yesterday.  In its new nationwide digitization effort, the Library will scan its 25,000th book from the Library’s collection — “The Heroic Life of Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator” — a children’s book.  Funded by a…

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