Libraries

Academic, library and technology groups criticize new Elsevier sharing and hosting policy

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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions

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Library directors at liberal arts institutions are losing their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over the future of the academic library.

Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair use

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Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

Librarians and scholars consider the future of the monograph

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Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.

New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery

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With more scholars starting their research outside the university library, how can institutions best help faculty members and students find scholarly content?

HathiTrust continues string of victories under 'fair use' doctrine in appeals court

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The digital repository HathiTrust scores another victory as a federal appeals court rules its practices fall under the "fair use" doctrine.

University libraries look to reduce licensing costs

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In an effort to reduce the hundreds of thousands of dollars students spend each year on course material to which they have free access, colleges are looking to technology and internal cooperation.

MIT releases report on its role in the case against Internet activist Aaron Swartz

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Six months after Aaron Swartz's suicide, report says MIT acted appropriately but missed opportunity to be leader on key legal and technology issues. Critics call it a whitewashing.

Another publisher accuses a librarian of libel

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A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

Library supporters worry U.S. may back publishers in copyright case

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Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.

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