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Why It's So Hard to Get Mickey Mouse Into the Public Domain
by George H. Pike
The Walt Disney Co. has been heavily advertising the 90th birthday of Mickey Mouse since mid-2018. Well, happy birthday, Mickey! Mickey Mouse has a fair amount of significance in copyright law in that he sometimes gets the blame for the continuing extension of the terms of a copyright.

Weekly News Digests
YouTube Aims to Curtail Misinformation on Its Platform
The YouTube team posted on its blog that it has made hundreds of changes to its recommendations system in the past year, including recommending videos on a wider set of topics.
The FOLIO Aster Release Updates and Improves Its Open Source LSP
The FOLIO project announced the FOLIO Aster Release, the first in a series of named releases that is designed to clarify the features and functionality of its open source library services platform (LSP) and ensure it adheres to accessibility guidelines.
HighWire and Cenveo Publisher Services Join Forces for Workflow Management
HighWire partnered with Cenveo Publisher Services to provide a one-stop workflow solution to academic publishers.
The Egyptian Knowledge Bank Taps Clarivate Analytics Tool to Manage the Country’s Research
Clarivate Analytics and the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB) will use Clarivate Analytics' Converis as a way to implement a national research management system.
ProQuest Rolls Out the ProQuest One Academic Research and Teaching Product
ProQuest introduced ProQuest One Academic, the first in a series of solutions to help libraries serve their learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully.

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The State of Ebooks in Academic Libraries
by Brandi Scardilli
In a Campus Technology article from Dec. 12, 2018, Dian Schaffhauser reports that according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, "library collections in higher education now contain more digital items than physical." Let's take a look at what academic library staffers have to say about the state of ebooks in their libraries today.

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