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Declining Reading Culture in America – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 2/2/24

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Declining Reading Culture in America


According to this post in Good eReaderThe National Endowment for the Arts annual Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, administered every five years since 1982, found that 48.5% of U.S. adults reported reading at least one book in the past year. This was down from 52.7% in 2017 and 54.6% in 2012. This shows that reading is becoming less popular among Americans despite all its benefits. Surprisingly, the most significant losses in reading were seen among those ages 55 and over. …”


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CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & WEBINARS

Library to Host Copyright Public Modernization Committee Meeting Feb. 15: Virtual Event Open to the Public

The Library of Congress will host the sixth bi-annual meeting of the Copyright Public Modernization Committee virtually on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

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In addition to updates from Library and Copyright Office staff on the development of the Enterprise Copyright System, attendees will see a live demonstration of the Library’s system for onsite access to rights-restricted content.

The meeting agenda will also feature reflections from members of the Copyright Public Modernization Committee on the first three years since its establishment. Additionally, there will be a discussion regarding a renewed authorization of the committee. …”

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