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 Ebony, Jet 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…”
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.
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…
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.
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.