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First Sale: The Public View & Fast Facts for Libraries

ori-public-view-jan2012-newsTwo organizations in which ARL partners recently released informational resources about the first-sale doctrine and the Supreme Court case Kirtsaeng v. Wiley & Sons:

The Public View: Two-Minute “Person on the Street” Video by Owners’ Rights Initiative

First-Sale Fast Facts for Libraries: One-Page Summary by Library Copyright Alliance (PDF)

 
 

Vanderbilt TV News Archive Wins Regional Emmy

Frank Grisham, Connie Vinita Dowell, and John Lynch from VanderbiltFrank Grisham, Connie Vinita Dowell, and John Lynch, image © Steve Green / Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s Television News Archive received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement from the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during its awards ceremony January 26, 2013. TV News Archive, the world’s most extensive archive of national television news, received the Regional Emmy’s highest honor during the televised ceremony in Nashville. Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell accepted the award with TV News Archive Director John Lynch and Frank Grisham, former director of joint university libraries.

For more details and for video of the ceremony, see the Vanderbilt University news release.

 

Deadline Approaching for Scholarly Communication Workshop on Strategic Skills

Offered by the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC), the workshop “Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Scholarly Communication Program: Strategic Skills for Success” helps librarians continue building and strengthening programs that resonate with their local institutions. This workshop is appropriate for librarians who have already established scholarly communication programs and are seeking to develop a deeper impact. Participants will think strategically about setting directions, plan appropriate next steps, and practice skills to influence campus partners.

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LibValue Webcast on Undergraduate Student Success: Register Now

Online registration is now open for a free webcast on the ways that libraries contribute to undergraduate student success, sponsored by the LibValue project and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This one-hour program will highlight two areas related to student success: the physical space of the library and teaching/learning environmental interventions, drawing on results of surveys about commons spaces, as well as surveys of instructors and students.

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Licensing E-Journal Bundles from Large Publishers

magazine-stackimage © thebittenword.comARL has released a pre-publication version of an article on “The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012,” which will be featured in the forthcoming Research Library Issues no. 282 (Spring 2013).

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Library Assessment Forum to Feature LibValue Work by U of Tennessee

ARL will host a Library Assessment Forum at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting, featuring LibValue research conducted at the University of Tennessee. The forum will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Seattle’s Ravenna Room. No registration is necessary to attend this event.

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Library Value Webcast Series Launched by ARL and LibValue Project

libvalue-logoARL is now offering a series of free webcasts highlighting results from the LibValue project, a three-year study funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to define and measure ways in which libraries create value through teaching and learning, research, and social, professional, and public engagement. Online registration for the LibValue series is now open for six webcasts to be held between February and August 2013.

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LCA Submits Comments to US Copyright Office Regarding Orphan Works NOI

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) today filed comments (PDF) with the US Copyright Office in response to their October 22, 2012, Notice of Inquiry (NOI) about the current state of play with orphan works and mass digitization.

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NCSU's "Library of the Future" Opens

ncsu-hunt-library-jan2013Hunt Library at NCSU, image © NCSU

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU) opened its doors on Wednesday, January 2. The Hunt Library, aspiring to be "the best learning and collaborative space in the country," features two learning commons, 100 group study rooms, dedicated areas for faculty and graduate students, and state-of-the art technology. For more information, visit the Hunt Library website.

 

Art & Artifact Management, SPEC Kit 333, Published by ARL

spec-333-coverARL has released Art & Artifact Management, SPEC Kit 333. This publication explores the scale and scope of art and artifact materials held by ARL member libraries, which tools and techniques the libraries currently use to manage these collections (including those used by library staff only and those used to make information about these collections available to the public), and whether there is evidence of a convergence of library, archive, and museum practices in the management of these collections.

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