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Who inherits your iTunes library?

Who inherits your iTunes library? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes. But when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us. (Who inherits your iTunes library?
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Interesting discussion about digital ownership after your death! Something to think about!

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ALA Chapters Issue Joint Statement on E-Content Pricing | American Libraries Magazine

ALA Chapters Issue Joint Statement on E-Content Pricing | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

 

Submitted by George Eberhart:


"A majority of the 57 state and regional chapters of the American Library Association have signed a joint statement in opposition to the practices of publishers and distributors that have established unfair pricing in the sale of ebooks to libraries.

ALA President Maureen Sullivan commented, “This joint statement underscores how critical this issue is for the public. Librarians across the country daily face questions from their readers about why access to ebooks is restricted. ALA fully supports this grassroots effort.”

So far, 33 ALA chapters (see list below) have signed on to the statement, and Indiana Library Federation Executive Director Susan Akers expects that a few more will join in the next few weeks."

 

List here: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/ala-chapters-issue-joint-statement-e-content-pricing

 

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Librarian Cites 'Concerning' Trends in Digital Collection Development - The Digital Shift

Librarian Cites 'Concerning' Trends in Digital Collection Development - The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Kathy Ishizuka:

The acquisition and management of digital content is becoming increasingly critical. And given their background in collection development, librarians are uniquely suited to assume this task. But there are pitfalls, according to Michelle Luhtala, the department chair of the New Canaan (CT) High School Library.


Six concerns about trends in digital collection development: http://mluhtala.blogspot.com/2013/02/six-concerns-about-digital-collection.html


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Digital collecetion development in libraries - the pitfalls!

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E-Content: Informing the Transformation of Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

E-Content: Informing the Transformation of Libraries | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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