ATG News & Announcements 3/13/20

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Report: “Wikimedia, Internet Archive Want Patent Infringement Claims Kicked Out”

infoDOCKET reports that “The Wikimedia Foundation and the global online library Internet Archive are seeking a declaration in a California court that their websites do not infringe several predictive text-related patents held by software developer WordLogic.

Non-Profit Consortium Forms Advisory Council, Shares Plan to Preserve Historic Ebony and Jet Photographic Archive

Citing the MacArthur Foundation, infoDOCKET notes that “the nonprofit consortium that acquired the archive of Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of EbonyJet and other iconic publications, today announced an Advisory Council that will inform the preservation and future use of the historic photographic collection to ensure the archive is made available for broad public use…”

Around ACRL: March 14, 2020

ACRL Insider has posted this update alerting members and others who are interested as to “what is happening in ACRL and its sections, interest groups, and discussion groups …” The updates are posted every other Friday.

Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract

According to Publishers Weekly “Using some or all of the clauses in the model contract, the Authors Guild said, will help ensure that writers receive the rights granted them under current U.S. copyright and contract law…

NEA Says 55% of Americans are Readers

Publishers Weekly also points out that “a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts tracking American reading habits in 2017 revealed that more than half of all U.S. adults, 55%, or 132 million people, did some form of book-reading.


Coronavirus: Madrid Fair Moves to October: BISG and Bogota Postpone – Events Updates, March 13
IFLA’s Headquarters in The Hague Closing For at Least Two Weeks, Staff Will Continue to Work Remotely
LibQUAL+ Awards University of Alaska Fairbanks 2020 In-Kind Grant
Call for Nominations: L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award in Support of Users’ Rights
EBSCO eBooks receives first-ever maximum score in ASPIRE E-Book Accessibility Audit
CLEVNET launches Patron Point
IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services collaborate to launch integrated clinical decision support solution
The DAISY Consortium Launches a New EPUB Creation Tool, “WordToEPUB”

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