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Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.
An Amazon Echo Show helps visually impaired students use the library catalog at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Photography by: Peter Taylor.

From cloud services to smart assistants, campus libraries are rewriting the book on innovation.

“A few years ago, for example, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library moved all its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services. It has never looked back, says Bob Price, the library’s associate dean of technology and digital strategies.”

Source: Libraries Use Cloud and Other Tech to Reimagine Traditional Services | EdTech Magazine

Why university libraries are tossing millions of books – CSMonitor.com

“A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.”

Source: Why university libraries are tossing millions of books – CSMonitor.com

See also, A Library Without Books? Universities Purging Dusty Volumes

Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

While Harvard’s library digitization efforts have presented new opportunities for scholars to access and preserve sources for posterity, they have also brought their own set of challenges.

Editor’s Note: Via Library Link of the Day

Source: Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

Appeals Court Reverses Georgia State Fair Use Decision

“Copying practices in the academic world were again thrown into legal disarray when a federal appellate court reversed a fair use finding in favor of Georgia State University (GSU) in its long-standing copyright dispute with several academic publishers. The trial court had found the practices, which involved scanning portions of books into electronic course reserves and other systems for classroom use, to be a fair use of the copyrighted works. The appellate court’s 129-page opinion determined that the trial court had not properly applied fair use law, but stopped short of declaring GSU’s practices to be illegal infringement. The appellate court sent the case back to the trial court for a reconsideration of GSU’s copying.”

via Appeals Court Reverses Georgia State Fair Use Decision.