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Thursday, May 17, 2012

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NewsBreaks
Georgia State University Copyright Decision Issued—New Rules for Users and Publishers
by George H. Pike
In a highly anticipated decision, a federal court in Atlanta gave Georgia State University (GSU) a solid, although not complete victory in its fair use defense of its course web and electronic library reserve programs. The university had been sued by a coalition of publishers who alleged that GSU's practices amounted to "massive" copyright infringement and had sought a permanent injunction that could have severely limited the scanning of copyrighted documents by academic institutions for teaching purposes. In its long-awaited, 350-page opinion, the court found that GSU's copying for educational purposes were entitled to strong fair use protection, although that protection was subject to certain limits.

Weekly News Digests
Wolper to Distribute Gale Products to Special Library Market
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Wolper Information Services announced a partnership to distribute Gale subscription products and major reference works in print and electronic form into the special library market. Wolper, the first subscription agency to sell Gale products, will expand distribution of key resources by offering them to libraries and individuals within corporations, medical and healthcare facilities, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions.
IFLA Releases Background Paper on E-Lending
As part of its work on the 2011-2012 Key Initiatives, the IFLA Governing Board appointed a working group to draft a background paper on digital lending. At its April 2012 meeting, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed the IFLA E-Lending Background Paper, and there is now a version for download.
EBSCO Publishing Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases
Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing. The archives represent the latest in EBSCO's diverse and rapidly expanding collection of digital historical archives.

NewsLink Spotlight
Online Consumer Privacy in the Spotlight
by Paula J. Hane
Choose Privacy Week is a national public awareness campaign that aims to educate the public on how to protect their privacy and understand their rights. This year, Choose Privacy Week is being held May 1-7, 2012. The timing for this public awareness campaign couldn't have been better. Within the past week, we've seen controversial cybersecurity legislation highlighted in the news and high-profile media coverage of Google's latest investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Library Stuff librarystuff.net – the library blog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development, written by Steven M. Cohen.

InfoToday Europe Blog infotodayeurope.com – The latest news, analysis and opinion on the information industry in Europe and the UK.

Business of Video blog blog.streamingmedia.com – Daily posts about the online video industry, business trends and analysis, market data, and research as well as the online video business models in the media and entertainment, broadcast, publishing, advertising and enterprise industries.

destinationCRM Blog destinationcrmblog.coma blog from the editors of CRM magazine, dedicated to providing Customer Relationship Management information in a timely manner to connect decision makers and providers.

SpeechTech Blog speechtechblog.com – updates on speech technology and its applications in daily life. Covers everything from ASR to VUI, with lots of links, threads, and even a few pictures thrown in for good measure.


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