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Value of Academic Libraries Research Proposals

September 17, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL is seeking proposals from experienced researchers for the development and delivery of a comprehensive review of the quantitative and qualitative literature, methodologies and best practices currently in place for demonstrating the value of academic libraries. The request for proposals is available on the ACRL Web site. Responses are due […]

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Library Associations submit testimony to House Judiciary Committee on digital books hearing

September 9, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association for Research Libraries (ARL) have submitted testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s hearing on “Competition and Commerce in Digital Books” scheduled for 10 a.m. E.S.T. tomorrow. Specifically, the Library Associations shared […]

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Library groups advise DOJ on proposed Google Book Search settlement

July 31, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

The American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) sent a letter to William Cavanaugh, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division yesterday, requesting the Division to advise the court presiding over the […]

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Is Google Waging a Public Relations Campaign on Libraries?

May 14, 2009 Kara Malenfant 0

From the ALA Washington Office District Dispatch Blog: Recently, Google representatives have initiated contact with members of the library community to explain, from their perspective, the proposed Google Book Search settlement agreement that was recently reached among Google, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Authors Guild.  Specifically, Google […]