- There’s an interesting that I’m not seeing very many sites pick up this week- Libraries’ “right” to digitize books was challenged by a recent lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild, claiming, in the Second U.S Circuit Court of Appeal, that such digitization violates copyright laws. Read about the Electronic Frontier Foundation and its support of libraries digital rights…as our archiving of information for online/mobile access enhances research and accessibility.
- This recent issue ^ begs the question, just what is the “…future of libraries in a world of technology…” NPR and Michigan Radio asked that question earlier in the week (read).
Joseph Janes, the Chair of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington and the Founding Director of the Internet Public Library joined us along with David Votta, the Community Engagement Library at Midwest Collaborative for Library Services to discuss the issue.
Staying in the digitized realms of book news – software giants Apple, just like online-retail giants Amazon, have both been accused of fixing prices of E-Books recently – Well, Apple’s attorney used The Pooh-defense… pointing specifically to the vibrant colors of A.A. Milne’s children book about the “chubby cubby…” and how, on Apples’ devices, specifically, in comparison to others, those warm, dazzling hues and sublime tints shown through clearer, more brilliantly, than other devices… This all dates back to when Apple opened it’s electronic bookstore in 2010 and you can catch up on the latest from the L.A. Times: Winnie-the-Pooh and Penguin take the stage in e-book trial
More later in the week, FPL patrons…
Checking out E-Books is convenient in that… they-return-themselves! No overdue fines! After two weeks, the file just deletes-itself from your device!