In the wake of the rejection of the Google books settlement, there have been ongoing discussions of legislative solutions to a variety of copyright issues affecting libraries. The Library Copyright Alliance, comprised of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), issued a statement on May 16 that said “libraries would support an effort to amend the Copyright Act to benefit libraries only if it offered significant benefits over the status quo,” including eliminating the possibility of statutory damages in order to encourage libraries to make appropriate uses. The full statement can be read here.
Library Copyright Alliance Issues Statement on Copyright Reform
By May 17, 2011on
Craft Exceptional Digital Experiences for Your Users
LJ and ER&L present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library. During this 5-week online workshop, you will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your user interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app—you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course.