Google Wins an Eleven Year Old Battle against the Authors Guild

Google has finally won an eleven year old legal battle with a group of authors. The US Supreme court finally passed its verdict in the favour of Google on Monday, 18th April, 2016.

 

The US Supreme Court denied hearing any appeal from the Authors Guild, who accused Google of breaching copyright laws by scanning books without their consent. Google was sued by Authors Guild in 2005, when the tech giant began the course of scanning books in 2004, in order to ...

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Science Books Just Got Dated – Periodic Table Sees Four New Entrees

Researchers in Japan, Russia and United States have contributed to the discovery of four new elements that have claimed their place in the seventh row of the periodic table rendering it complete.

The elements do not have a permanent name yet, and are currently identified by their atomic numbers: 113, 115, 117 and 118. The teams of scientists who have discovered these elements have been asked to submit name for the elements as well. Two of the elements have working name ...

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Information Literacy Skills

Information Literacy is the capacity to know when information is required, to be competent enough to find, assess and efficiently use the information for the difficulty or concern at hand. Other aspects could be judgment, questioning, free-thinking, understanding or integrate competencies that a citizen of a society should possess, so that the individual can intelligently participate in the society that one is living.

A set of skills are necessary to be information literate and an understanding of the following are needed:

  • A ...
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Boots Booklovers Library

Early days
The first circulating libraries in the UK were formed during the mid-eighteenth century and allowed books to be borrowed for a specified loan period after payment of a subscription. Several libraries were attached to shops, notably W. H. Smith and Harrods.

The Boots Book Lending service was established in 1898 at the instigation of Florence Boot, initially in the small number of shops which had a stationery department. The early ...

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Library advocacy trainings available

The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring three, new advocacy training programs to help libraries educate their communities about the Internet and related issues, including children’s access, intellectual freedom and the use of filters. The programs are part of ALA President Ann Symons’ intellectual freedom leadership initiatives.

The trainings are available to state and regional library groups to use at workshops and conferences. They are intended for library staff, trustees, Friends organizations, parents, school administrators, community leaders ...

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A digital library, multidisciplinary and community for the Francophonie

Paris, March 9, 2011 – La Francophonie and scientific university covers the five continents. With this geographical diversity, the AUF is designed to enhance knowledge of the Francophonie in promoting scientific cooperation, training the actors in development, by supporting research and sharing expertise.

In this context, the 41 French-speaking digital campus of AUF to endow a digital library, designed by multidisciplinary and community Cyberlibris.

The digital library developed by Cyberlibris strengthens ...

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Making the Career Switch to the Library Profession

Absolutely Changing. A career switch is that most common of workday thoughts. You’re fed up. You’re not going to take it any longer. So what’s next?

If you are considering a switch into the library or information management field, then you are likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Already working in information management
  • Already have a college degree
  • Have previously worked in a library
  • Working in an Education profession
  • Have a large collection of books
  • Are included ...
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Design of Library Automation Systems: File Structures, Data Structures, and Tools

CILEA provides its users with the management expectations of automation systems for libraries (LMS – Library Management System) or the necessary assistance for their use. The service operates from early 80s and is aimed at individual libraries that library systems. In particular, initiatives are being promoted “consortium” involving the implementation of an automation system (pole) used by multiple agencies. The market for learning management software now offers a wide range of products (eg, Aleph, Sebina, SBN Unix client ...

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LIBRARIES FOR THE FUTURE (LFF) SEEKS EIGHT STATES TO JOIN COMMUNITY ADVOCACY PROJECT

COMMUNITIES AND LIBRARIES: An Advocacy Training Program that enabled eight states to strengthen library advocacy within local communities is being expanded with additional funding from the Viburnum Foundation.  All states are being solicited by Libraries for the Future to apply for participation in Phase II of the program.  Eight states (a mix of original and new participants) will be selected for the second phase, which will build on the lessons learned during the initial program.

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HTML Toolkit

Your library is ready for a Web site. You’ve heard that it’s not too hard to do, and all the other librarians you talk to seem to have already taken the plunge. Now that you’ve made the decision to dive in, you might be wondering how to actually get started. You know what programs and services you want to highlight on your Web site. You may know that you’ll need to learn HTML, Hypertext Markup Language. But where do you ...

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