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Research Libraries, Publishers Stake Out Positions on International ILL

(libraryjournal.com): A battle is brewing between research libraries and an association of academic publishers over the right to engage in international interlibrary loans and document delivery, both well-established library practices that are increasingly important to scholarship as the amount of discoverable information expands. The International Association of Scientific, Technical&Medical Publishers (STM), representing some of the major STM publishers, released a statement on June 8, which says that library exceptions for document delivery in the digital environment, particularly of individual journal articles, are justified only in very limited circumstances and with the permission of the publisher.
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Internet Archive starts backing up digital books on paper

(arstechnica.com): If you want real long-term backups of digitized ebooks, then look no further than dead tree. At least, that's the consensus of the Internet Archive project, which has announced an incredibly ambitious plan to store one physical copy of every published book in the world.
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Faculty attitudes, perceptions and experiences of information literacy: a study across multiple disciplines at York University, Canada

(ojs.lboro.ac.uk): This Canadian-based survey research study investigates the information literacy (IL) instruction practices, attitudes and perceptions of university faculty at York University. Findings are based on results from an online survey distributed to all full-time faculty (1,451 in total) with a response rate of 15.2%.
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Take-up of smartphones, tablets increases sharply in UK

(smartgorillas.com): Take-up of smartphones, tablets and e-readers in the UK is rising sharply and users of such devices are also increasing their consumption of media "on the move" such as eBooks, according to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of KPMG. The KPMG Media and Entertainment Barometer, which is updated every six months, revealed that smartphone ownership increased from 27% to 36% of the survey sample.
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The Development of Open Access Journal Publishing from 1993 to 2009

(plosone.org): This study adopts a systematic method for studying the development of OA journals from their beginnings in the early 1990s until 2009. Because no comprehensive index of OA articles exists, systematic manual data collection from journal web sites was conducted based on journal-level data extracted from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
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