ACRL Insider reports that “the latest edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available. This month’s issue features a discussion of Antitrust and Competition Law by Ana Enriquez .
According to infoDOCKET “the U.S. Copyright Office has submitted a letter to Congress detailing the results of the Office’s public inquiry on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are registered, monetized, and enforced under the Copyright Act of 1976. The Office sought commentary on the marketplace for these visual works, as well as observations regarding the real or potential obstacles that creators and users of visual works face when navigating the digital landscape. A number of stakeholders raised specific issues they face on a regular basis regarding current copyright law and practices …”
infoDOCKET reports that “the Society of Authors has demanded the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending books “unlawfully” online in the UK, arguing the US practice of Controlled Digital Lending is a breach of copyright.
In an open letter, the trade body urged the San Francisco-based Internet Archive to immediately discontinue the practice of lending scanned copies of physical books on its site…”
ARL News reports that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program II is now accepting applications for the 2019–2021 cohort. The program promotes diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by supporting master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are concentrating on archives or special collections librarianship…”
ARL News alsonotes that “representatives of the Association of American Universities (AAU) – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Public Access Working Group reported on an October 2018 workshop at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on December 10. ARL executive director Mary Lee Kennedy moderated the panel discussion by Kacy Redd, assistant vice president of STEM education policy, APLU; Katie Steen, policy associate, AAU; and Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech…”
Information Today reports that “Jisc announced, “The digital archival collections group purchasing pilot by Jisc is now a fully-fledged scheme thanks to the success of two pilots that saved participating universities a total of £458,000 [about $589,000]. Under the scheme, Jisc Collections works in collaboration with nine publishers to make digital archive collections more affordable for [higher education] organisations…”
infoDOCKET has provided this “selection of curated, full text documents. and other reference material is updated daily with new entries. Please bookmark this page and visit again. All of the linked items are free to access and download. This roundup began on December 28, 2018…”
“OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies…”
“This is a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2019. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or are librarians in a research setting, in the United States to participate in the Institute. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply…’
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