Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Librarian of Congress announces six classes of works exempt from digital copyright

The Librarian of Congress has announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. Persons making noninfringing uses of the following six classes of works will not be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls (17 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(1)) until the conclusion of the next rulemaking. According to Nate Anderson of ars technica, "This time, the Library went (comparatively) nuts, allowing widespread bypassing of the CSS encryption on DVDs, declaring iPhone jailbreaking to be "fair use," and letting consumers crack their legally purchased e-books in order to have them read aloud by computers."

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Nation's Largest Libraries by number of volumes

The American Library Association recently released an updated fact sheet listing the 100 largest libraries in the United States by volumes held.

The Top Five include: The Library of Congress, Harvard University, Boston Public, Yale University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Auburn University at number 95 is the only Alabama library to make the top 100.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

July 4th Holiday

Carmichael Library will be closed Friday, July 2nd through Monday, July 5th for
Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday at 8:00am.

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