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  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: November 1, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: Macmillan CEO John Sargent writes to librarians; more libraries announce boycotts of Macmillan e-books as the publisher's embargo begins; and why being a whistleblower doesn't pay.

  • Libraries

    Macmillan CEO John Sargent: 'We're Not Trying to Hurt Libraries'

    In an open letter to librarians published this week, Macmillan CEO John Sargent struck a somewhat conciliatory note over the issue of embargoing e-books to libraries, but his message remains unchanged: library lending of e-books pose a problem.

  • Publisher News

    Is Conclusion Near in Audible Captions Case?

    Lawyers for Audible say they have made a proposal they believe "moots" the publishers' lawsuit.

  • Libraries

    Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

    In written testimony made public this week, American Library Association officials told lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors—and the outdated public policies that have enabled them—is doing concrete harm to libraries.”

  • Libraries

    Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

    The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: October 11, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: a new ALA e-book club launches; pushback on Macmillan's library e-book embargo keeps rolling in; and are library workers under siege?

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: October 4, 2019

    A federal appeals court delivers a mixed decision on net neutrality; OCLC hosts its annual Library Futures Conference; and library supporters continue to hammer Macmillan over its e-book embargo.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: September 20, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: As Banned Books Week kicks off, the DoJ sues Edward Snowden over his just-published memoir; NPR reports on how a Colorado library is seeking to help its local town's news operation; and rave reviews for a new Queens Public Library building, which opens next week.

  • Publisher News

    DOJ Files Suit to Seize Proceeds from Snowden Memoir

    The U.S. Justice Department this week filed suit against former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden and his publisher, Macmillan, looking to seize Snowden's proceeds from his new memoir, arguing that the manuscript violates nondisclosure agreements Snowden signed.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: September 13, 2019

    Among the week's headlines, ALA seeks to raise public awareness about e-books; a look at Temple University's new library; and how a New Jersey library will benefit from a hidden treasure that had been hanging in plain sight for 60 years.

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