Learn About Copyright in 2013

Join us at 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 27, for a free virtual open house for SLA's Certificate in Copyright Management program. "Why We Need to Manage Copyright" is […] Read More »

SLA Opposes Budget Cuts that would Hinder Access to Georgia Archives

In an October 4th letter, SLA strongly urged Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to reconsider budget cuts that would hinder public access to or close the Georgia Archives: "SLA opposes the […] Read More »

Congress.gov Unveiled

On September 19th Congress.gov was unveiled by the Library of Congress.  The public beta site provides free, fact-based Legislative Information and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. Congress.gov, at […] Read More »

Significant Changes in Canadian Copyright Law

From guest blogger Lesley Ellen Harris, Certificate in Copyright Management instructor and author of Canadian Copyright Law.  The summer of 2012 was an important time for Canadian copyright law: On […] Read More »

SLA Partners with Sunshine Summit 2012 in Canada

SLA has partnered with Sunshine Summit 2012 in Canada to support transparency and increased access to government information. The new partnership is part of SLA’s initiative to support open government and […] Read More »

EU Parliament Trade Committee Rejects ACTA

On June 21 in an unprecedented move, the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA)  in Brussels passed a report recommending the rejection of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Never […] Read More »

European Union: €80 Billion Battlefield for Open Access

As negotiations proceed to shape the next installment of Europe's gargantuan research funding programs, scientists, librarians, and publishers are eagerly awaiting the answer to a critical question: How strong will […] Read More »

White House releases long-awaited Digital Strategy

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has unveiled the White House’s long-awaited digital strategy “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People,” (36 pages, […] Read More »

ACTA Dead In Europe

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)  that many feared could do what the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) previously failed to, now seems unlikely to achieve […] Read More »

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act passes House

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 25th.The Data Act would require federal agencies to consistently report spending information on […] Read More »

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