Tag Archives: libraries

Another copyright case, another victory for libraries

Last Tuesday, in the case of Kirtsaeng vs. John Wiley & Sons, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold the “first sale” doctrine for materials purchased from non-U.S. sources.  This ruling allows legal purchasers of copyrighted material from overseas to continue to subsequently resell, loan, rent, etc., copyrighted material.  Continue reading

Recent article by Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the Harvard University Library, describes many of the issues facing libraries – from digital books to the rising price of journals in this article published November 23, 2010 in the New York Review of books.

Top 10 Trends Affecting Academic Libraries

The ACRL Research, Planning and Review Committee, has recently released their list of the top 10 trends affecting academic libraries now and in the near future. This list was compiled from a literature review, supplemented by a survey of ACRL members in February 2010.  The complete article can be found here:

“2010 Top Ten Trends In Academic Libraries: A Review Of The Current Literature.” College & Research Libraries News June 2010, 71:286-292

(hopefully the link will work – if you’re off-campus you may need to log-in with your EZProxy credentials)

Here are excerpts from the list, in alphabetical order.  These probably won’t surprise anyone; certainly we are seeing increased activity in all of these areas here at Middlebury. Continue reading