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How SCOSS Is Strengthening Global Open Access and Open Science Infrastructure

It has been nearly two years since the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) announced that it was shutting down. DPN was an early example of an open, community-governed, core-infrastructure endeavor—addressing the...

Sovereign Immunity Boondoggle at the US Copyright Office

State sovereign immunity—the immunity of states from being sued in federal courts—is a doctrine with a long history and lots of recent controversies.  This form of immunity from lawsuit has...

Research Libraries Launch Takeout Services to Aid Researchers and Students

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, research libraries have been continuing existing services and launching new services to aid researchers and students. Duke University Libraries, Boston College Libraries, Boston...

White Paper Encourages Libraries to Reevaluate Use of CONTU Guidelines in Interlibrary Loan

We are delighted to announce the publication of a new ARL white paper: Modern Interlibrary Loan Practices: Moving beyond the CONTU Guidelines. The spoiler is in the subtitle, “Moving beyond...


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