The White House released the long awaited “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People. In the President’s memorandum he directs each agency to take the following actions:
1. Implement the requirements of the Strategy within 12 months of the date of this memorandum and comply with the time frames for specific actions specified therein; and
2. Within 90 days of the date of this memorandum, create a page on its website, located at www.[agency].gov/ digital strategy, to publicly report progress in meeting the requirements of the strategy in a machine-readable format. The imperatives are not new, but President Obama hopes to use modern technologies to better serve the public.
A “We the People” White House petition went live on Sunday 20th May.” The petition from Access Research hopes to foster open access of US Federally Funded Research. It was spurred on by the highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of Health for tax payer funded research. The petition will urge President Obama to implement open access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research.
Please consider signing if you agree with this recommendation. You can register at the “We The People” link above, it only takes a minute to receive the confirmation e-mail.
The assistant librarian is responsible for maintaining the collection, following library policy, and maintaining a high quality collection of relevant print and electronic educational materials that support their campus’ academic offerings. Under the direction of the librarian, the assistant librarian will provide the following services: collection development, assistance with research, training on library equipment and services, development and enforcement of library and media polices, and collection maintenance.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
- Management of Media Services
- Training and Orientation of Faculty and Students
- Maintenance of Media Services
- Collection Development
- Utilization Services
The national MLA annual meeting marks the end of my year as Chapter Chair. It’s been an honor and privilege to serve and I hope you got great value from the Chapter’s educational, networking and professional development activities, summarized in my remarks from our Annual Meeting at the Philadelphia Racquet Club and report to MLA National.
Those of you packing for Seattle, remember to bring your Phillies jersey to wear at the opening reception on Saturday evening!
Going to Seattle for MLA '12? Pack your Phillies gear for the opening reception!
Planning is already underway for the coming year, including a disaster information CE in August and the “Connections” Quad Chapter Meeting in October. The Chapter is poised for a great year in the capable hands of incoming Chair, Lydia Witman. The board for 2012-2013 will be:
Lydia Witman, Chair
Laura McNamara, Program Chair/Chair Elect
Gary Kaplan, Past Chair/Nominating Chair
Steven Bogel, Secretary
Gary Childs, Treasurer
Prudence Darlymple, Chapter Council Representative
Anne K. Seymour, Chapter Council Alternate
open, AHIP Liaison
open, Archives Chair
Mitzi Killeen, By-Laws Chair
Virginia Brown, Communications Committee Chair
Barbara Cavanaugh, Development Committee Chair
Jenny Pierce, Education & Credentialing Committee Chair
Julia Lewis, Governement Relations Committee Chair
Barbara Kuchan, Membership Committee Chair
Mark Puterbaugh, Web Committee Chair
In a landmark decision Federal Judge Evans, in Atlanta, rejected 94 out of 99 copyright violations brought against Georgia State University over its use of copyrighted material in electronic reserves. Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press and Sage Publications, with backing from the industry, had sued Georgia State University for violating “fair Use” in teaching and scholarship.”
Colleges will still have to consider and weight 4 factors in determining fair use:
- “The purpose and character of the use,” including whether the use is “for nonprofit educational purposes.”
- “The nature of the copyrighted book.”
- “The amount and substantiality of the portion used.”
- “The impact of the use on “the market” for sale of the book or other material.”
To read more see: Scott Jaschik Some Leeway, Some Limits Inside Higher Ed
0r: Jennifer Howard’s article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed.