Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!


Chris Meadows discusses OpenLibrary, run by the Internet Archive, and its (possible? probable?) copyright violations. This is an interesting discussion in general, touching on licenses for ebooks and such. There’s a lot to think about here.


As I mentioned last week: the third annual Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility, and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum is taking place Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2018 at Simmons College in Boston. This student-led and student-centered conference is looking for both in-person and virtual presenters. We have extended our proposal submission deadline from January 1 to January 7. If you are a current LIS student or have graduated as of May 2017 (but no earlier) and would like to present, please use this form to submit a proposal. DERAIL especially encourages those who have not presented at conferences before to submit. If you have any questions, please contact derailforum@gmail.com or find us on Twitter @derailforum.

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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