July 23, 2014

ASERL, DPLA Launch Southern Agriculture History Portal

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are teaming to launch a new collection of agricultural research and resources from ASERL’s 38 member libraries. From photographs to field notes, the ‘Deeply Rooted’ collection will mark the first time many of these items have been made available outside of the walls of their host libraries.

UPDATED: ALA Midwinter 2012: Fair Use a Good Argument Even in an Age of Mass Digitization

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Librarians frequently do not apply their fair use rights under the Copyright Act in a robust manner when engaged in digitization projects, and they focus, instead, on risk aversion, to the detriment of scholarship and their patrons.

Two Academic Library Consortia Merge Efforts to Manage Print Journals

The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) are now partnering in the ASERL Cooperative Journal Retention Program which started in early 2011.

The Future of the FDLP: From Conversation to Confrontation

By Jim Jacobs and Melody Kelly Recent discussions about the state of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and the responsibilities of regional depository libraries have morphed from a conversation into a politicized confrontation. Sadly, this threatens to negatively affect not just depository libraries but all libraries and users who rely on a robust FDLP […]