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  1. A Cautionary Tale

    What a dystopian film can teach us about information, power, and control By Joseph Janes In an alternative universe, I’m a film historian. I got hooked in college, where multiple film society screenings were shown almost nightly for a couple of bucks apie ...

    ssinharoy - 02/03/2014 - 13:22 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Open Access Everything

    Libraries are making scholarship accessible to all By Meredith Farkas With the growing cost of higher education, declining library budgets, and the crisis in scholarly publishing, it can sometimes be difficult to feel optimistic. Looking at the creative e ...

    bgoldberg - 12/23/2013 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Sony to Kobo to...?

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Back in 2009 I received a Sony ebook reader for Christmas. The PRS-600 (such poetry in the name!) worked, kind of. But it has sat at my bedside untouched for years, replaced by the iPad and a Nexus 7, both of ...

    bgoldberg - 04/01/2014 - 10:12 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. ALEC on Telecommunications

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Here’s the problem: To compete in today’s economy, you have to be wired. And of course, more and more of our library services are digital. But in many communities across the United States, the communication c ...

    bgoldberg - 02/07/2014 - 15:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Another Apple Ebook Lawsuit

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By James LaRue Here we go again. The same state attorneys general who sued Apple in 2012 for allegedly conspiring with Big Six [now Big Five] publishers to inflate ebook prices are now seeking triple damages. The total soug ...

    bgoldberg - 02/04/2014 - 10:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Tales of a Former Child Soldier

    bgoldberg's blog The Scoop Ishmael Beah captivates crowd By Sanhita SinhaRoy “When you’ve been so deeply touched by violence, you don’t glorify it. You’re not fascinated by it in any way,” author Ishmael Beah told a captivated crowd of several hundre ...

    bgoldberg - 01/29/2014 - 10:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Catching Up Over the Holidays

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Alan S. Inouye New Year’s week was a good time for me to catch up on work (or at least attempt to become less behind!). Accordingly, there are a few recent developments and upcoming events involving the Digital Content a ...

    bgoldberg - 01/06/2014 - 13:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. On the Perils of Licensing; or Bah Humbug Capitalism

    cgharris's blog E-Content By Christopher Harris Cory Doctorow shared the sad tale  on December 15 of one family’s holiday hopes being dashed by bah-humbug capitalism and the slippery nature of contractual licenses. Here is Bill's story, with ano ...

    cgharris - 12/16/2013 - 14:07 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. For Love of the Written Word

    LBORMAN's blog The Scoop By Mary Mackay The count is in: The official wrap-up last week of the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) in the UAE reported that 900,000 visitors had browsed more than 400,000 titles on display in Sharjah’s Expo Cen ...

    LBORMAN - 11/20/2013 - 11:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Google Book Search: We’ve Come a Long Way

    bgoldberg's blog E-Content By Carrie Russell It was almost 10 years ago that ALA members started to discuss Google’s plan to digitize the collection of several research libraries to create a book search database. I recall a lot of grumbling about the ...

    bgoldberg - 11/19/2013 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

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