Monthly Archives: September 2010

Today’s reads: Netflix; legal wastes of time; the future of the book

There’s been an interesting debate on the use of Netflix in university libraries. First posted on TameTheWeb, this seemed like a great idea to me: the university can save money, and enable students and staff to access films and other … Continue reading

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A few music articles from Techdirt

There is a push in Brazil towards legalising file-sharing, in exchange for a broadband levy. Eminem has won a royalties battle over digital downloads: the downloads will be treated differently from CD sales and will give artists a higher royalty … Continue reading

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Voices for the Library

Via Phil Bradley, Voices for the Library is “a place for everyone who loves libraries to share their stories and experiences of the value of public libraries.” As well as stories of how libraries have transformed the lives of users, … Continue reading

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New Zealand: transfer of National Library to Department of Internal Affairs

The draft legislation enabling the abolition of the National Library as an independent entity has been published. The National Library (and Archives NZ) will be amalgamated into the Department of Internal Affairs. See the State Sector Management Bill (PDF, 52 … Continue reading

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