Librarians

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.

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"?

Court ruling in landmark e-reserve leaves unanswered questions

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Despite its volume, 350-page court ruling in landmark case on fair use left many questions unanswered.

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.

Major publisher bends under pressure from frustrated scholars

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As a boycott against its journals gains momentum, a prominent scholarly publisher folds support for anti-open-access bill and offers concessions to angry mathematicians.

U.S. call for advice on publicly funded research reignites open access debates

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White House solicitation about the government's role in making federally funded research available to the public rekindles debate over open access.

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