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Taking a Book Trip with Bill Clegg | Day of Dialog 2015

During a week when it seemed as though everyone in the book world was talking about product, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog took some time out to focus on process. Publishing a book is a journey, and the aptly named Book Trip panelShow More Summary

Branching Out, June 2015

Chula Vista Public Library, CA, opened community space, the Hub; renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library will begin on August 1, and more new construction and renovation news from the June 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Elsevier Files Lawsuit Against Site Providing Access to Pirated Articles

From TorrentFreak: In common with other content behind paywalls, there are several specialized sites that allow the general public to download pirated copies of these academic works. According to Elsevier the company is losing revenue because of these sites, so in order to stem the tide the publisher has filed a complaint (pdf) at a […]

RFC: U.S. Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Mass Digitization Copyright Program

Last week’s report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization by the U.S. Copyright Office mentioned that: The Office suggests a “pilot program: that would enable users to digitize and provide access to certain works for research and education purposes under conditions to be agreed upon between rightsholder and user representatives. To assist it in developing […]

Canada: Original Star Wars Script Discovered in University of New Brunswick Library

From the CBC: Deep in the archives of the University of New Brunswick’s library in Saint John, a famous movie script sat forgotten and collecting dust. It tells the tales of a galaxy far, far away — and no one knows how it got there. Since February, Kristian Brown, a librarian, has been sifting through the […]

A Feel for the Times | Day of Dialog 2015

At LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog, a sold-out event held on Wednesday, May 27, at New York University’s Kimmel Center in lower Manhattan, over 200 librarians gathered, along with authors, editors, and publishers, to talk books, business, and best practices.

Still Invisible: Despite decades of advocacy, libraries are… | Blatant Berry

Enjoying retirement, I was watching my second old flick on TCM when Lillian Gerhardt called. She is the former editor of School Library Journal, and we worked together for a decade or more many years ago. Both of us were totally engaged, maybe obsessed, with libraries and the profession and addicted American Library Association (ALA) critics. Show More Summary

Proposals: Two House Judiciary Committee Members Release Draft Legislation to “Modernize” U.S. Copyright Office

Note: We plan to update this roundup post with additional materials and comments/reactions as they become available. Draft legislation/discussion document of  The Copyright Office for the Digital Economy (CODE) Act was released by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) and Congressman Tom Marino (PA-10). Show More Summary

The Heart of Service: Why libraries do “what we do” | Editorial

As last summer waned, the library in Ferguson, MO, seemed an unlikely source for a most inspiring illustration of librarianship in action. The library was running on a shoestring budget, and the new director (and sole full-time employee) had taken over scant weeks before. Show More Summary

San Antonio Libraries’ Standoff Ends In Partnership

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) and BiblioTech, the all-digital library operated by Bexar County and also located in San Antonio, have reached an agreement that will let the county reduce its payments to the city by hundreds of...Show More Summary

2015 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: Ferguson Municipal Public Library, MO, Courage in Crisis

The Ferguson Municipal Public Library (FMPL), MO, became a model for all libraries in the way it reacted to the crisis and the aftermath of riots brought on by the shooting of Michael Brown, a young African American man, by local police. Show More Summary

News Briefs for May 15, 2015

Backstage Library Works expanded its Metadata Services Division; Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC, joined BorrowDirect, Norman Public Library Central, OK, was designated a national Literary Landmark; and more news briefs from the May 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Anderson named Assistant Director for Public Services in Darien, CT; McNeil appointed Dean of Iowa State University Libraries, and more people new from the May 15 issue of Library Journal.

Feedback: Letters to LJ, May 15, 2015 Issue

Pros and cons of technological futurism, green achievements, and hope for a 24/7 library in letters to the editor from Library Journal's May 15, 2015 issue.

Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks

As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Show More Summary

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Kyle Courtney

In our first 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Kyle Courtney. In 2014 Courtney, Harvard University’s copyright advisor, brought together his firstShow More Summary

ODILO and Findaway announce partnership

ODILO, a company that offers products for the discovery, management, and distribution of library print and digital materials, announces a new partnership with Findaway, a provider of digital audiobooks and technology solutions. The ODILO...Show More Summary

All-In Startup for Libraries | Library Leadership

Government services, such as public libraries, are often told to run their organizations “like a business.” However, when a start-up takes a risk and fails, it’s considered part of the business’s evolution. Whereas when a library takes a risk and fails, the entire program can be seen as wasteful. Show More Summary

Official Statement: Boston Public Library President Amy Ryan Announces Her Resignation

Along with the formal statement posted below see: 1. News of Changes Coming to Boston Public Library (Announced During Today’s Board Meeting Including Changes to BPL Public Services) 2. Lisa Peet’s Library Journal Article Full Text of Statement by Amy Ryan Announcing Her Resignation “Today I am announcing my resignation, effective July 3, 2015. I […]

A New Campaign From EveryLibrary:

EveryLibrary, the library advocacy organization, has launched in partnership with the Creative Action Network (CAN) and funded by partners including Mango Languages. From an Blog Post by Joh Chrastka, Exec. Director...Show More Summary

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