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    Among the week's headlines: ALA officials urge library supporters to contact their local reps to save federal library funding; CCPL's Sari Feldman announces her retirement; and a federal court boldly finds fair use where Star Trek meets Dr. Seuss.

  • In FY2020 Budget Proposal, Trump Renews Bid to End Federal Library Funding

    ALA officials said the president's budget proposal was discouraging, but the bipartisan support in Congress over the past two years gives library supporters "reason to hope.”

  • The Week in Libraries: March 8, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: OCLC releases an impressive list of the library world's most widely held novels; Texas school librarians score a major victory in the legislature; and more on the University of California's decision to walk away from Elsevier.

  • The Week in Libraries: March 1, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: a new bill in California aims to strengthen consumer privacy protections; in Texas, school librarians have been cut out of a bill providing educators with a long overdue pay raise; and in a major development, the University of California has terminated its Elsevier subscription.

  • Taking a Stand for Open Access, University of California Terminates Elsevier Deal

    The decision to walk away from the world's largest publisher of scientific journals could be a milestone in the transition to open access.

  • The Myriad Futures of Libraries

    There shouldn’t be some grand, exalted vision of the library's future, writes University of Washington iSchool professor Joe Janes—there should be lots of them.

  • The Week in Libraries: February 15, 2019

    Why a controversial copyright reform bill in Europe just might sway the EU parliamentary elections this spring; drag queen story hours continue to draw cowardly threats, and enormous support; and Kevin Kelly offers a mindblowing take on our AR-driven future.

  • Boston Athenaeum Announces Major Expansion

    The Boston Athenaeum has announced major expansion plans that will add nearly 20,000 sq. ft. to the historic independent library.

  • Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

    More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement."

  • The Week in Libraries: February 8, 2019

    The AAP weighs in on the latest skirmish over library book scanning; how libraries often struggle to rebound from budget cuts; and the Library of Congress wins a Mellon grant to study the condition of academic library book collections.

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