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Daily Archives: September 26, 2017

Public Knowledge Calls for Court to Protect Rights to Access the Law

“Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in the case ASTM v. Public Resource. The case concerns Public Resource’s copying of model building codes and educational testing codes, which had been enacted into federal law and regulations. The standards organizations sued Public Resource for copyright infringement based on the copying of those legally-enforceable codes. The case is currently on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The case is expected to be argued next year. The amicus brief, filed on behalf of a coalition of 62 organizations, companies, former government officials, librarians, innovators, and professors of law, asks the appeals court to permit Public Resource’s copying of the text of model codes enacted into law and not find it to be a copyright infringement…”

Google complies with EU antitrust order to show competitors in shopping search results

Bloomberg: “Google will create a standalone unit for its shopping service and require it to bid against rivals for ads shown on the top of its search page, in an effort to satisfy European Union concerns over the display of product results, three people familiar with the investigation said. Google faces a Thursday deadline to comply… Continue Reading

NASA-Produced Damage Maps May Aid Mexico Quake Response

“A NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help responders and groups supporting the response efforts. The quake, which struck 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, caused significant loss of life and property damage. To assist… Continue Reading

OCLC Research and ACRL Report ‘Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research’

“ACRL and OCLC announce the release of Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research. Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders. The full report is freely available for download on the ACRL website. More… Continue Reading

USC Information Sciences Institute Study Reveals How Information Spreads on Social Media

Emilio Ferrara. Contagion dynamics of extremist propaganda in social networks. Information Sciences 418-419, pp. 1-12 (2017) doi:10.1016/j.ins.2017.07.030 [Emilio Ferrara’s] “latest work titled “Contagion dynamics of extremist propaganda in social networks” has been published on Information Sciences. The study aims at modeling and understanding the diffusion of extremist propaganda, in particular content in support of ISIS, on… Continue Reading

GPO and LC release digital Congressional Record 1921-1930

“The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with the Library of Congress to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1921-1930 on GPO’s govinfo. This release covers the debates and proceedings of the 67th through the 71st Congresses. This era of Congress covers historical topics such as: The final two years of… Continue Reading

Hearing: Transforming GPO for 21st Century and Beyond: FDLP

COMMITTEE HEARING – Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 10:15 a.m. 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond: Part 3 – Federal Depository Library Program VIDEO of the Hearing is here – First Panel • Ms. Laurie Hall, Acting Superintendent of Documents, Government Publishing Office Second Panel • Mr. Mike… Continue Reading