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Archive for February, 2007

New Copyright Resource for MLA members

Monday, February 26th, 2007

From the 02/22/2007 MLA-FOCUS:

New MLA Copyright Publication Released

MLA’s third edition of Copyright Law and the Health Sciences Librarian is now available online. You will need your MLANET username (MLA ID#) and password to access this members-only publication. The electronic document makes it possible for MLA to incorporate changes whenever the law is changed or a new technology creates a need for clarification. (more…)

Washington Health Foundation – Funding Opportunities

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

The Washington Health Foundation (WHF) is funding community initiatives to make Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation. In 2007, WHF has two grant programs: Major Grants and Mini Grants. Both grants encourage community-based initiatives that contribute to making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation. (more…)

New books in the Lending Library

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

There are 3 new books in the NN/LM PNR Professional Development Lending Library:

ALA-APA Salary Survey: A Survey of Public and Academic Library Positions Requiring and ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree. (2006)

Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. (2006)

Schott, Michael J. Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change. (2005)

To order, send email to: To view the entire Library Library, please see the NN/LM PNR Lending Library web page.

Proposed Copyright Revisions for Interlibrary Loan

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The Section 108 Study Group: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives is requesting comments on proposed revisions to Section 108 that effect library photocopying and ILL. These changes could have severe impacts on current ILL operations. Here is an example:

Topic A, question 9: Copies for Users – “Because there is a growing market for articles and other portions of copyrighted works, should a provision be added … requiring libraries and archives to first determine on the basis of a reasonable investigation that a copy of a requested item cannot be readily obtained at a fair price before creating a copy of a portion of a work in response to a patron’s request?

There are 11 questions in Topic A, most of which discuss electronic delivery of interlibrary loans. If you would like to review the questions, visit: and scroll through Topic A until you see “Specific Questions”. ALA will be responding as will many other library associations; however, the Section 108 Study Group is looking from feedback from libraries as well. You can email them at Comments are due by March 9.