Internet Archive on Controlled Digital Lending


The link below is to an article reporting on the Internet Archive’s response to being sued for breaching copyright laws.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/07/internet-archive-responds-to-publishers-lawsuit-alleging-copyright-infringement-covid19/

2020 National Biography Award Shortlist


The link below is to an article reporting on the State Library of New South Wales’ (SLNSW) 2020 National Biography Award shortlist.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/07/10/153375/shortlist-for-2020-national-biography-award-announced/

The Internet Archive’s Open Library Update


The link below is to an article that looks at The Internet Archive’s latest update on how the Open Library is to work going forward.

For more visit:
https://blog.openlibrary.org/2020/07/08/re-thinking-open-librarys-book-pages/

Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Closed Down


Some time ago I posted links to reporting on the Internet Archive’s ‘National Emergency Library.’ The National Emergency Library caused a lot of controversy and legal issues for the Internet Archive. In this post there will be two sets of links, the first on the initial response to the library and the second set to the closing down of the library.

The links below are to articles reporting on the legal issues facing the National Emergency Library.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/06/01/four-publishers-file-suit-over-internet-archives-pirate-site/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2020/06/usa-aap-member-publishers-file-copyright-infringement-lawsuit-against-internet-archive/
https://lithub.com/publishers-are-suing-the-internet-archive-for-scanning-and-distributing-digital-copies-of-their-books/
https://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/major-publishers-file-a-lawsuit-against-open-library
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/06/02/151411/us-publisher-sue-internet-archive-for-copyright-infringement/

The links below are to articles reporting on the closing of the National Emergency Library.

For more visit:
https://bookriot.com/after-lawsuit-filed-internet-archive-ends-national-emergency-library-critical-linking-june-16-2020/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2020/06/11/internet-archive-is-shutting-down-national-emergency-library-two-weeks-early/
https://lithub.com/the-internet-archive-is-ending-the-national-emergency-library-over-lawsuit-from-publishers/
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/internet-archive-ends-national-emergency-library-program