Librarians

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.

 

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.

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.

An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom

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A university librarian finds himself sued for questioning the quality of an academic press.

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.

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