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Model Language on Library Data Ownership

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In September, Carl Grant wrote a blog post on the ownership of library data ("We have a problem... another vendor appearing to need education about exactly W...

Google Book Search Settlement Rejected

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A History of the OCLC Tax-Exemption Status

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One of the baffling elements I've found in discussions of the history of OCLC is that of its tax exempt status under Ohio law. The latest example of this co...

Updates on the EndNote/Zotero Lawsuit

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This is a brief update on the EndNote/Zotero lawsuit. The story thus far: The Thomson Scientific division of Reuters, maintainer of the EndNote software, i...

Pointless E-mail Disclaimers

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I’ve been collecting disclaimers that appear on the bottom of e-mail messages in a draft post on DLTJ for about a year now – every time I’d get a new one wit...

Two Lectures on Copyright and Fair Use Today

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Spotted in the Chronicle of Higher Education Online this morning is mention of two lectures by Wendy Seltzer that will happen today on the topic of copyright...

What Is BioMed Central?

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My posting on Friday about the clashing values of academic institutions and businesses prompted a comment from Bill Hooker about linking to his blog posting ...