Monthly Archive for December, 2012

Read ACD’s section latest book review!

By Judy Jeng on Building and Managing e-book Collections: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians, edited by Richard Kaplan. Read Judy’s review here  our on our blog’s Reviews page

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Briefing paper on eTextbooks and third party eLearning products and their implications for Australian university libraries

Briefing paper on eTextbooks and third party eLearning products and their implications for Australian university libraries Gillian Hallam Council of Australian University Librarians, September 2012 The briefing paper was commissioned by the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) to examine the current picture and evolving role of electronic textbooks (eTextbooks) […]

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Fair-Use Success Stories from Librarians Using Code of Best Practices

Fair-Use Success Stories from Librarians Using Code of Best Practices ARL Policy Notes, December 7, 2012 The ARL Policy Notes blog is featuring fair-use success stories from librarians using the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use to move past fear and uncertainty and into positive action. The blog series […]

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The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries

The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries David Vinjamuric Forbes, December 11, 2012 Libraries and big six publishers are at war over eBooks: how much they should cost, how they can be lent and who owns them.  If you don’t use your public library and assume that this doesn’t affect […]

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21 UK history journals make stand against Finch

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch Research Information, December 10, 2012 The editors of 21 history journals have released a statement saying that they will not comply with all of the new, open-access recommendations of the Finch report and its implementation by UK research councils. ‘We fully support […]

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EU Parliament Calls For Action Against Net Access Restrictions

EU Parliament Calls For Action Against Net Access Restrictions La Quadrature du Net, December 11, 2012 Today, the EU Parliament adopted two important resolutions underlining its commitment to protecting and promoting rights and freedoms on the Internet, especially on the issue of Net neutrality.* Read the article here

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Reminder: ACD Call for Papers @ IFLA 2013 in Singapore!

Conference Theme:  Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities http://www.ifla.org/acquisition-collection-development The Section’s 2 hour Open Session is: Collaboration in Collections: Libraries, Users and Information Providers Building and maintaining relevant collections requires innovation in these challenging times as libraries establish a greater digital footprint and explore different channels of scholarly communication and information delivery.  […]

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