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  1. West Virginia School Librarians Threatened with Layoffs

    By Beverly Goldberg In response to a looming fiscal crisis, the superintendent of the Wetzel County (W.Va.) Schools has proposed eliminating as of FY 2006–07 all library staff at the system’s four high schools. The $150,000 saved by laying off 1.5 certifi ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 09:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. John Doe, Employer Win Intellectual Freedom Award

    By Beverly Goldberg The librarian known as plaintiff John Doe in John Doe v. Gonzales, along with Doe’s unidentified employer, have been named the recipients of the 2005 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The award is given by the faculty of the ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 14:34 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Publishers Group Sues Google over Library Project

    By Beverly Goldberg The Association of American Publishers announced October 19 that it had filed a lawsuit seeking to block Google’s plan to digitize large collections of books and make them searchable through any search engine and downloadable for free. ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Yahoo, European Union Announce Digital Library Projects

    By Beverly Goldberg In the wake of Google’s plan to digitize books from libraries and provide access to their contents through its search engine, Yahoo has announced that it would join with the University of California, the University of Toronto, and othe ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:38 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Authors Guild Sues Google over Library Project

    By Beverly Goldberg The Authors Guild, a professional group representing more than 8,000 writers, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan charging that Google’s project to digitize books from libraries and make them searchable online repre ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Google Temporarily Halts Its Library Project

    By Beverly Goldberg Google has announced that it will suspend until November its scanning of copyrighted materials in its project to digitize books from the collections of several major research libraries and make them searchable online. Publishers groups ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:36 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. House Extends Section 215 for Another Decade

    By Beverly Goldberg By a vote of 257–171, the House of Representatives July 21 approved legislation (H.R. 3199) proposed by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that would make permanent 14 of the 16 expiring provisions of the USA Patriot Act and place 10 ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:46 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. ACLU Pushes for Lift on Gag Order in Patriot Act Case

    By Beverly Goldberg In an emergency hearing August 31, Judge Janet C. Hall heard arguments in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on whether to lift a gag order preventing an unnamed library in the state—which together with the American Civil ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 14:52 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Connecticut Library Takes on Patriot Act

    By Beverly Goldberg A Connecticut library is suing the Justice Department to challenge an FBI demand for its user records, billing information, and internet logs under authorization of Section 505 of the USA Patriot Act, the New York Times reported August ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 15:09 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Publishers’ Group Seeks Six-Month Delay in Google Library Project

    By Beverly Goldberg The Association of American Publishers has asked Google to suspend for six months its plan to digitize books from the collections of several major research libraries and make them searchable online. AAP Vice President for Legal and Gov ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:36 - American Libraries Magazine