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Indiana University Libraries Archive launches digital exhibition of World War II propaganda films; Indie booksellers join Hachette’s battle with Amazon; Is Amazon’s dispute with Hachette hurting its brand image? Not Much; Ingram expands content and patron-driven acquisition solutions for libraries; CCC’s new content workflow solution connects knowledge workers to the content and rights information; Infotrieve ranked by Outsell as number one in document delivery; Europe’s top court rules: you can’t break copyright by looking at something online; OCLC Research publishes framework to help organize and drive discussions about evolving scholarly record; and Entitle,a different approach to ebook subscriptions.

Indiana Univ - warfilms.jpgIndiana University Libraries Archive Launches Digital Exhibition of World War II Propaganda Films

InfoDOCKET cites Indiana University-Bloomington to report that “in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive has digitized 116 World War II propaganda films now available as part of archive’s “WWII Propaganda Films and IU: Audiovisual Production, Circulation, and Education” permanent online exhibition. The exhibition focuses on IU’s use of mass media to educate and inform American audiences during WWII.

The Guardian reports that “Independent booksellers in America are weighing into the dispute between Amazon and Hachette with a series of banners telling potential customers “Thanks, Amazon, the indies will take it from here”, while comedian and Hachette author Stephen Colbert is urging his viewers to plaster their books with “I didn’t buy it on Amazon” stickers…”

On the other hand DBW notes that “according to new consumer survey data, Amazon’s brand image among consumers isn’t suffering much even as the biggest bookseller in the world takes criticism from some of the most popular authors in the world.

A weekly survey about positive and negative brand recognition by YouGov, an international research and consulting firm, among thousands of U.S. adults suggests that perceptions of Amazon have only diminished “minutely”…”

According to StreetInsider “Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it has enhanced the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools available for e-books on its OASIS® platform for academic libraries.

Through an enhanced integration with EBSCO Information Services, libraries have access to a greater range of e-book content and collection development options through the OASIS platform…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that ” Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has launched its DirectPath™ content workflow solution, which connects knowledge workers instantly to the content and rights information they need. DirectPath also provides companies with real-time analytics on content usage and spending to prioritise future purchases…”

Infotrieve, Inc… today announced that Outsell, Inc. has recognized the company and its award winning Mobile Library cloud-based e-content access and management software as number one in their most recent Document Delivery Services product ranking report. Infotrieve lead all reviewed providers in terms of both Product Quality and Performance…”

GIGAOM reports that “Internet users who look at copyrighted material online aren’t breaking copyright by doing so, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared on Thursday… this judgement finally ends a very long-running and somewhat stupid legal debate over rights relating to online newspaper clippings. This is a useful ruling that will apply across the EU, much to the chagrin of certain publishers…”

OCLC logo 2“…To help organize and drive discussions about the evolving scholarly record, OCLC Research developed a framework that has been published in the report, The Evolving Scholarly Record. Written by Brian Lavoie, Eric Childress, Ricky Erway, Ixchel Faniel, Constance Malpas, Jennifer Schaffner, and Titia van der Werf, the report provides a high-level view of the categories of material the scholarly record potentially encompasses, as well as the key stakeholder roles associated with the creation, management, and use of the scholarly record…”

Book Business links to this article in Forbes that notes  “a bevy of startups are vying to establish a real alternative in the form of a subscription ebook service, with two of them, Oyster and Scribd, enjoying the most funding and press attention.

The article goes on to say that “in some important ways, it’s the lesser known Entitle Books that leading the race. A tiny operation based in Wilmington, N.C., Entitle was the first to give its customers access to the full catalogs of two of the five biggest publishers…

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