Library Link of the Day

October 2012

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  1. Banned Books Week [Bill Moyers]
  2. The decaying web and our disappearing history [BBC News]
  3. Is the 3D printing industry about to start turning out lawsuits? [Digital Trends]
  4. Education Chief Wants Textbooks To Go Digital [NPR]
  5. Publishers abandon fight against Google book scanning [Ars Technica]
  6. Learn to read from a Wookiee [Star Tribune]
  7. Philip Hensher: Why handwriting matters [The Guardian]
  8. Your right to resell your own stuff is in peril [MarketWatch]
  9. Rent Hikes May Write Final Chapter on Bookstores [Mission Loc]
  10. Library in transition [Harvard Gazette]
  11. Chemical Society Pricing Has Librarians Up In Arms [Library Journal]
  12. Once Again, Seeing Double [The New York Times]
  13. Judge Says Fair Use Protects Universities in Book-Scanning Project [Wired]
  14. Long Live Paper [The New York Times]
  15. Stakeholders Strive to Define Standards for Web-Scale Discovery Systems [Library Journal]
  16. How Private Services Became Public [Governing]
  17. Reading Ability Can Be Measured Through Brain Scans [redOrbit]
  18. Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world [BBC News]
  19. Newsweek magazine ends print edition to go online-only [BBC News]
  20. Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks [Library Journal]
  21. Why Are Some Publishers So Wrong About Fair Use? [Library Journal]
  22. Why I'd Still Choose Paper Books Over Digital Books [The Morton Report]
  23. Amazon Wipes Customer's Account, Locks All Ebooks, Says 'Find A New Retailer' When She Asks Why [Techdirt]
  24. America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong [Morning Edition]
  25. 'Newsweek' Editor Brown On Print Edition's Demise [Morning Edition]
  26. More Than Just Access: Delivering on a Network-Enabled Literature [PLOS Biology]
  27. Need Accurate Political Fact-Checking? Ask a Librarian [ReadWrite]
  28. Feds Reject Legalizing DVD Cracking, Game Console Modding [Wired]
  29. Proposed merger rattles nervous book publishers [The Sydney Morning Herald]
  30. Santa's pipe put out in new edition of children's classic [The Guardian]
  31. Google Now: behind the predictive future of search [The Verge]

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