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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Books and Sound Recordings Available Only Online

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-17/pdf/2016-11613.pdf

Seeks comments on expanding 6 year old interim rule about mandatory deposit of electronic works not available in a physical format.  The intent is to expand mandatory deposit to ebooks and sound recordings.  From the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress

 

Library of Congress to Cancel the Subject Heading “Illegal Aliens”

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/illegal-aliens-decision.pdf

Explains the reasons that the Library of Congress had decided to cancel a subject heading and replace it with the heading “Noncitizens.”  The proposed change provoked a letter of complaint from several Republican members of Congress. From the Library of Congress

 

Learning Resources Database

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Health/Medical,Libraries/Museums

https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/

Search for educational resources at the National Library of Medicine in a single site.  The new resource covers videos, tutorials,  and handouts on such products as PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, Unified Medical Language System and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016006.pdf

The major annual compilation of statistics on education including all levels of education, federal funding, education outcomes, international comparisons, libraries, and technology.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     education, higher     headlines     libraries/museums     statistics)

 

Librarian of Congress Nominee Carla Hayden Confirmation Hearing

Categories: Libraries/Museums

http://www.c-span.org/video/?408358-1/librarian-congress-nominee-carla-hayden-confirmation-hearing

Video of the Hayden confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.  From C-Span

 

Juan Felipe Herrera Named Poet Laureate for Second Term

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums

https://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-068.html

Press release announcing that current U.S. poet laureate Juan Herrera has been extended to a second term, beginning in September.  Herrera is the first Hispanic to be designated as U.S. poet laureate.  From the Library of Congress

 

Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish to Retire

Categories: Govt Information,Libraries/Museums,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.infodocket.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SUPERINTENDENT-OF-DOCUMENTS-MARY-ALICE-BAISH-TO-RETIRE.pdf

Announces the resignation of the person who has headed the Federal Depository Library Program since 2011.  From the Government Publishing Office

 

Library Services for Those with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Libraries/Museums

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676309.pdf

Examines the characteristics of users of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and how NLS is incorporating emerging trends in technology into the service.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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