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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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NewsBreaks
Google’s Fair Use Defense Prevails in Google Books Lawsuit
by George H. Pike
A federal court in New York gave Google a huge victory that may likely end its 9-year fight with the Authors Guild and individual authors over the Google Books scanning project. In a 30-page opinion, Judge Denny Chin determined that Google's practice of scanning copyrighted books from public and academic libraries and making "snippets" available as search results was a fair use of the books.

Weekly News Digests
F1000 Announces Data-Plotting Tool
Faculty of 1000 (F1000) launched a beta version of its data-plotting tool for the F1000Research open access life sciences journal. Referees and readers can now visualize and manipulate the raw data in the journal's articles using an instant first-pass view of the datasets. Anyone publishing an article in F1000Research is required to make research data publicly available with the article.
Ex Libris Group Collaborates on E-Resource Management
Ex Libris Group partnered with Jisc to enhance e-resource management for U.K. libraries. Their collaboration is designed to help academic libraries improve efficiency by continually updating data from Jisc's Knowledge Base+ (KB+) to Ex Libris Group's SFX OpenURL link resolver and KnowledgeBase and the Ex Libris Alma library services framework.
OverDrive Media Station Debuts
Patrons have a new way to browse a library's ebook, audiobook, music, and video collections: The OverDrive Media Station is available as a browsing and checkout terminal for all OverDrive member library systems. The launch comes after a successful pilot program conducted with 50 library systems in five countries.

NewsLink Spotlight
Anti-Malware Options in 2013
by Donovan Griffin
Viruses happen. So does being infected with spyware, scareware, rootkits, ransomware, keyloggers, and unintentionally being made part of a botnet. ... Luckily, there are solutions to almost any malware-related problem, provided you know what you're facing and what to download. In most cases, all it takes is a proper estimation of your situation and an internet connection (or, in the worst of scenarios, a flash drive and the use of another computer). With that in mind, here are the top anti-virus (AV) performers, sorted by their strengths and who they're useful for.

How to Stay Focused When Searching

How to Stay Focused When Searching (3:47)

Super-Searcher Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services explains how to separate the incidental from the integral in search in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries 2019.

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Bookshelf
The Carousel Carver The Carousel Carver
by Perdita Buchan

This evocative historical novel tells the story of Giacinto, who emigrates from Italy in 1912 and becomes a carousel carver during the golden age of the craft in America, and Rosa, the eight-year-old orphan girl thrust into his care.

The Carousel Carver vividly recreates the world of the immigrant carvers—from the inspiration found in fiery horses, big cats, and children's laughter to the clatter, sawdust, and politics of Philadelphia's bustling multicultural workshops. This is an engaging and insightful tale of tolerance, second chances, and what it means for those once adrift to call America home.

May 2019/144 pp/hardcover/ISBN 978-1-940091-04-4
Regular Price $16.95 | Preorder Price $10.17

Trade Paperback | ISBN 978-1-940091-03-7
Regular Price $13.95 | Preorder Price $8.37

The ebook is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

 
 
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