Libraries

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.

With HathiTrust ruling, universities' 'fair use' winning streak

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With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

Publishers and Google end seven-year lawsuit with mysterious agreement

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After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.

Publishers seek injunction in e-reserve case

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Should libraries' e-reserves be barred from citing fair use to share material that might be "the heart of the work"?

Supreme Court will hear case with major implications for textbook prices

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Supreme Court will decide on whether less expensive, foreign-made editions of textbooks can be lawfully sold to thrifty U.S. students.

Ithaka S+R, OCLC Research to examine how universities, libraries are changing

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Ithaka S+R and OCLC Research launch project to examine how universities and their libraries are changing.

Academic and research librarians begin work to avert cuts to federal library funding

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At conference for academic and research librarians, attendees begin to fight back against proposed federal funding cuts.

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