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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

CIL If you have an idea for an article for Computers in Libraries (CIL) magazine, please let us know!

Take a look at our themes for upcoming issues and try to match your article idea to one of the issues. Every feature article does not have to fit a theme, but we use theme-related articles first and then accept general articles when space allows.

We are looking for articles such as case studies or how-we-did-it pieces. We do not publish academic research papers or vendor-written articles, and CIL is not a peer-reviewed journal.

CIL’s mission is to provide librarians and other information professionals with useful and insightful information about all computer-related subjects that affect their jobs. CIL does this through articles that are written by library professionals for library professionals, with a friendly, personal voice. These general technical articles should be practical and helpful for the average librarian in any sort of environment—academic, public, special, K–12, or corporate libraries. CIL aims to publish articles that are interesting to read and appealing to people in many aspects of the field.

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While Everyone Was Focused on the Moon, ARPANET Changed the World
by Terry Ballard
Fifty years ago, in October 1969, things were happening that would leave a lasting impression. ... One of those things was the creation of ARPANET, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). On Oct. 29, the first message was sent via the internet, from UCLA to Stanford. By spring 1970, the network had reached the East Coast.

Weekly News Digests
The Harvard Crimson Shares Its Vision for the Modern Academic Library
The Harvard Crimson's editorial board published an editorial stating the following: "The advent of the digital age has transformed our relationships with our common spaces, and the way those common spaces are constructed. ... But the merits of updating libraries for the 21st century are questionable."
Diversifying Academic Library Collections
Jos Damen writes the following for the LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science) Impact Blog: "Leiden University is strong in Asian and African studies and so its library therefore buys books from China, Indonesia, South Africa, Ethiopia and other countries. Yet more than 90 per cent of the library collection still originates from 'Northern' sources."
PragerU Takes Google to Court Over Restricted YouTube Videos
PragerU ... announced the following: "Lawyers will present opening oral arguments Friday, Oct. 25, in Prager University v. Google LLC before the Superior Court of the State of California in Santa Clara."
U.S. Copyright Office Issues New Fee Schedule and Analysis for Congressional Approval
Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple writes the following for the Library of Congress' Copyright: Creativity at Work blog: "[On Oct. 16], the Copyright Office delivered our Fee Schedule and Analysis to Congress. Every three to five years, the Office engages in an in-depth study of our fees to determine whether to adjust them."
An Argument Against the CASE Act
Katharine Trendacosta writes the following for Boing Boing: "Every year, for a couple of years now, Congress has debated passing some version of the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). It's supposed to be the answer to artists' prayers: a quicker, cheaper way to deal with infringement than going to court."

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Recent Pew Research Center Reports
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Here are some of the latest reports from each of the eight topic sections.

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