Items tagged "CDL"
No One Should Have to Wait Eight Months for a Library BookAugust 7, 2020 CDL , controlled digital lending , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Digital First Sale , Ereaders , Fair Use , First Sale Doctrine , Libraries
After recent Black Lives Matter protests, Americans rushed to libraries to request books on history, politics, and anti-racism. There were immediate shortages of certain books, with up to six month waits for commonly recommended titles. This happened throughout the entire system — even electronic books had long queues to check out. This is, in part, […]Read More
Libraries Are Updating for Today’s Digital Needs. Congress Needs to Clear the Way.July 1, 2020 CDL , controlled digital lending , Copyright , Copyright Reform , Digital First Sale , Ereaders , Fair Use , First Sale Doctrine , Legislation , Libraries
Libraries have been central to culture, education, and research for centuries. Libraries have been part of America since the early 18th Century; the most famous early American library, (though not the first), was founded by Benjamin Franklin and others in Philadelphia in 1731. Libraries have taken many shapes — they’ve been public and private; membership-based […]Read More
To Fight Misinformation, Bring our Libraries OnlineMay 7, 2019 CDL , controlled digital lending , Copyright Reform
Misinformation — how it develops, how it spreads, and why people believe it — is an unavoidable topic in current information policy debates. And though headlines have largely focused on the high-profile impacts of misinformation on everything from public health to voting behaviors and technological literacy, there’s another, more important question at stake: How do we combat it when it emerges?Read More