Monday, February 23, 2009

Libraries Take Action

A couple of interesting library-world developments in recent days.

- Tim notes the release of an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) report on the proposed (now delayed) changes to OCLC usage policies. The report is decidedly opposed to the scheme set forth by OCLC and urges a "fresh start."

- Earlier this month, a group of key law school librarians released a statement calling for all American law schools to cease print publication of print law journals in favor of "stable, open, digital formats." Twenty-one signatures have been obtained this far.

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