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Author’s Guild: Amazon was Google’s Target

Categories: Congress,Copyright/Patents,Libraries,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.authorsguild.org/general/authors-guild-amazon-was-googles-target/

 

Press release from Author’s Guild in announcing an appeal of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision against their copyright infringement suit against Google.  Also calls upon Congress to create a National Digital Library, available on every campus and in every community, to display  full pages, not snippets, for out-of-print books.  From the Authors Guild

 

Academic Libraries: 2012 First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014038.pdf

Statistics on the services, collections, staff, expenditures, and electronic services of academic libraries in 2012.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

Categories: Arts/Humanities,History,Libraries

http://www.loc.gov/collections/songs-of-america/about-this-collection

Explore American musical history as documented in more than 80,000 online items including digitized recordings, essays, videos, sheet music, and more.  From the Library of Congress

 

Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Program Evaluation (Grant Years 2003-2009): Volume 2: Project Report Appendices

Categories: Careers,Libraries

http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/LB21%20Evaluation%20Appendices.pdf

 

Covers the methodology used for the study.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Laura Bush 21st Century Grant Program Evaluation (Grant Years 2003-2009): Volume 1: Final Project Report

Categories: Careers,Libraries

http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/LB21%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf

 

Provides an assessment of a grant program designed to produce the next generation of librarians.  See also Report Appendices.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Governor Robert McDonnell Administration Collection, 2010-2014

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines,Libraries,Virginia Issues

https://archive-it.org/collections/1655

Preserves the documents from the administration of former governor, Robert McDonnell, whose term ended in January 2014.  Includes material from the sites of the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and cabinet secretaries.  From the Library of Virginia

 

The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Libraries,Statistics

http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/Brief2013_05.pdf

Information on staffing, services, and finances of rural librarfies in the U.S.  From the Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States … First Look

Categories: Education,Libraries,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013315.pdf

A selection of basic information on public school library media centers including holdings, type of staffing, expenditures, computer workstations, and availability of online access.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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