In the news: Supreme Court Rules in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley; Survey on “Value for Money/Return on Investment” is being conducted; Digital Curation Bibliography posted; Taylor & Francis Open Access survey explores authors views on OA; and open letter from editors of French language journals on open access; and BIBSYS Consortium selects Ex Libris Primo

 Supreme Court Rules in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley: “First Sale Doctrine Applies to Copies of Copyrighted Work Lawfully Made Abroad”

Although information and analysis is sketchy so far, InfoDOCKET reports that the  Supreme Court has ruled in Kirtsaeng v. Wiley:  You can read the opinion at Opinion in KIRTSAENG, DBA BLUECHRISTINE99 v. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

Oranjarra Partners is currently conducting a follow-up to its 2011 Survey on “Value for Money/Return on Investment” in academic libraries worldwide. The first survey was very successful in collecting illuminating and thoughtful responses from 135 libraries and information professionals in North America, Asia and Australasia. The results were discussed in presentations made at the LIANZA conference in New Zealand (2011), the Fiesole Collection Development Retreat in Italy (2012), and the ALIA conference in Australia (2012).

Clearly, the need to demonstrate value for money is a growing among some academic libraries. This new survey is intended to test the current and continuing relevance of, and document the practical responses to, this important issue. The competed results will be shared with those who wish to see them and will be linked on the Oranjarra website (

Whether you are a librarian, a vendor, a publisher or other information professional, please take just a few minutes to respond to the survey. It is available on the Oranjarra website or by clicking the link above.

Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement

Recently posted by Charles W. Bailey, Jr., The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement, … presents over 130English-language articles, books, and technical reports published in 2012 that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation.

It is a supplement to the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, which covers over 650 works published from 2000 through 2011. All included works are in English. The bibliography does not cover conference papers, digital media works (such as MP3 files), editorials, e-mail messages, letters to the editor, presentation slides or transcripts, unpublished e-prints, or weblog postings…

The bibliography is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Taylor & Francis’ Research and Business Intelligence Department recently conducted a survey of the Taylor & Francis author community for their views on Open Access publishing and their level of involvement with it. This survey, circulated in the final weeks of 2012 leading into early 2013, received over 14,700 responses. This feedback will help publishers understand authors’ needs and inform the development of the publisher’s policies, both in terms of OA, and more widely…”  Click here to read the full press release.

 Open access: Scientific work and public debate in the Humanities and Social  Sciences, threatened by measures recommended by the European Commission

Editors of 111 French language journals in the humanities and social sciences have posted an open letter to the Minister of Higher Education and Research, the Minister of Culture and Communication, the presidents of universities and grandes écoles, and heads of major research institutions.  The letter calls “for the urgent opening of dialogue on the issues associated with open access in the humanities and the social sciences. The definition of sufficiently long periods of embargo, allowing journals to choose their economic model (balancing what they offer for free and what they offer for payment), is the only way to guarantee diversity and independence in academic research and public debate…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected Primo for its discovery and delivery solution. BIBSYS provides a range of integrated library products and services for a consortium that comprises libraries of Norwegian institutions of higher education, the National Library of Norway, and Norwegian research libraries. Rather than creating a homegrown search interface, BIBSYS selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution…”