Category Archives: access

press release: librarians now helping people get information

Two things to mention here 1. I finally saw Desk Set. I have no idea how I not only managed not to see it before but also how I even missed the theme which is whether computers will ever really … Continue reading

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On government and libraries – two important things

1. Supreme Court KIRTSAENG v WILEY decision came down, supporting first sale doctrine even for copyrighted works made abroad. This is good news for Team Library. Here’s more analysis from ACRL that declares it “a total victory for libraries” 2. … Continue reading

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Another victory for public and open access

If you paid for it, you should be able to read it. For publicly financed science research, the Obama administration agrees. I’m aware that this decision wasn’t just because of this We The People petition (which I signed) but it’s … Continue reading

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on public domain and “public domain”

There has been a lot of great writing about copyright and access to our cultural and intellectual history in the weeks since Aaron Swartz’s death. I have been retreading some of my old favorite haunts to see if there was … Continue reading

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in re books, wrap-up

My thoughts are with the folks struggling with power outages and Sandy’s destruction. I left NYC on Sunday morning after attending the In Re Books conference given by New York Law School. I was on the Libraries panel. I learned … Continue reading

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