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Internet Archive Forced to Remove 500,000 Books After Court Rules in Favor of Publishers – Plus More ATG News & Announcements for 6/24/24

by | Jun 23, 2024 | 0 comments


Good e-Reader reports that “The Internet Archive suddenly has half a million fewer books to offer, this being the result of the book publishers winning a court battle against the free online library, ArsTechnica reported. The publishers have long been skeptical of the Internet Archive’s modus operandi, accusing it of copyright infringement.

The Internet Archive, on its part, has said it would be contesting the court’s order and put forth its case afresh. They wish to convince the court their lending of e-books does not lead to any violation of existing copyright laws or that there is no evidence the e-book market or the publishers suffered any damages from IA’s activities. The court is going to hear the case starting June 28. …”

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Title: Bridging the divide between the media and research: building trust in better communication webinar (UKSG Event)
Date: Wednesday 3rd July

Time: July 03 2024 – 10:00 to – 16:30
The registration form can be found here.

Attendance for this event is free of charge.

Summary: “Societal and media interest in research has never been greater due to the global impact of Covid-19 and Climate Change, among other topics. How research is communicated should be of the greatest importance to academics, their organisations, funders and publishers.

“The relationship between journalists and researchers is an important one, but they are not the only stakeholders invested in this process. How research is communicated varies in quality and scale from international to local coverage. The quality of research-related news also varies in the quality of coverage from in-depth news features to poorly referenced, click-bait churnalism. Join us to hear from experts as to how research is being shared and what can be done to improve that process.

Those working in the publishing, media communications, library and journalism sectors share common ground and there are benefits for attendees in gaining a greater understanding of how each part of this communication cycle works and how they can collaborate better.

Librarians and journalists both work to analyse and deliver factual and timely information, yet that can be undermined by missing out key components that can underpin a news story, such as a research article or funder link. Academics looking to capture pathways to impact miss out on evidence if there is no audit trail relating to the coverage due to the lack of proper media coverage.

The lack of substantial evidence within a news story has the potential to generate fake or poorly reported news, which can have a damaging impact on the reputation of research. This seminar will highlight good examples of working practice as well as explore what more can be done to improve this ever-changing ecosystem.

Who should attend? This seminar is aimed at journalists, research managers and administrators, librarians, publishers and communications professionals in universities and publishing.


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