Tag Archives: U.S.

Claremont College hiring Head of Asian Library

(7 November 2015) The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, innovative, and productive Head of the Asian Library (HAL) for the Claremont Colleges Library. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and Libraries, the HAL will […]


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How much money do libraries spend on eBooks?

(6 September 2015) A staggering 95% of all libraries in the United States have an eBook collection, writes Michael Kozlowski in goodEreader.com. Sometimes we take this granted and get irked that there is a long waiting list for a New York Times bestseller. Why can’t libraries simply have enough titles to meet the demand? The […]


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Libraries cheer passage of strong open access legislation in U.S. Senate

(29 July 2015, Washington, D.C). Today, public access to federally-funded research took one momentous move forward with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ vote to support the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 (FASTR). The legislation would accelerate scientific discovery and fuel innovation by making articles reporting […]


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Education Department now plans a college-rating system minus the ratings

(25 June 2015) The U.S. Department of Education has retreated from its controversial plan to create a giant college-ratings system, top officials revealed on Wednesday. Instead, by late summer the department is now promising to produce a customizable, consumer-oriented website that won’t include any evaluations of colleges but will contain what one official described as […]


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OdiloPlace goes live in the U.S. featuring 60,000+ titles

(9 January 2015, Miami, FL)  ODILO announces the launch of OdiloPlace, their digital content marketplace featuring titles from publishers such as ABDO, Atlantic Publishing, Book View Café, Diversion Books, Encyclopedia Britannica, Enslow Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers, Little Pickle Press, Macmillan, Open Road Media, Prologue, Simon & Schuster, Rowman & Littlefield, Untreed Reads Publishing, Xist Publishing, and […]


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The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014-15 edition

 (7 July 2014) Primary Research Group has published The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014-15 Edition, ISBN 978-1-57440-293-3. The study looks at trends in staffing, salaries, budgets, materials purchasing, technology use and more in U.S. academic libraries. More here.


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Online retailers gained, while brick-and-mortar booksellers lost in wake of Borders exit

(6 August 2013,  New Providence, NJ) In the year following the exit of Borders from the book retail scene, online retailers — led by Amazon — earned 44 percent of Americans’ book dollars, up from 39 percent in 2011. The insights into where book buyers are spending come from the 2013 U.S. Book Consumer Demographics and […]


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U.S. Department of Commerce provides comprehensive analysis addressing copyright policy, creativity, and innovation in the digital economy

(Washington, D.C., 31 July 2013) The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a green paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper) to advance discussion on a set of policy issues critical to economic growth. The Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions […]


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Library Copyright Alliance applauds introduction of Unlocking Technology Act

(13 May 2013) The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) has welcomed the introduction in the US House of Representatives on 9 May 2013, of H.R. 1892, the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013, by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Jared Polis (D-CO). The bill guarantees that legitimate uses of digital works […]


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Comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law announced

(24 April 2013, Washington, D.C.) Today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that the Judiciary Committee will conduct a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law over the coming months.  This announcement was made before the World Intellectual Property Day celebration at the Library of Congress. Read the announcement here: http://judiciary.house.gov/news/2013/04242013_2.html


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