The president of University of New Hampshire, provost of the University of Connecticut and president of the University of Massachusetts want more library materials distributed online, without prohibitive charges. At a recent Boston Library Consortium meeting, these leaders “called for new approaches to the digitization of library collections that will allow access for all. The presidents urged libraries to halt what they described as an assault on the public’s right to knowledge, done in the name of copyright.” Specific recommendations in a white paper entitled Free Our Libraries: Why We Need A New Approach to Putting Library Collections Online suggested that libraries develop “new financing strategies, coordinate their actions, and adopt “forward-looking” principles to guide book and journal digitization projects.” [From The Chronicle of Higher Education]
University Leaders Urge New Approach for Digital Library Collections October 3rd, 2008
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