2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalists

Library News - March 10, 2015 - 2:57pm
Here are the five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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Baileys women’s prize for fiction longlist revealed

Library News - March 10, 2015 - 2:51pm
The women’s prize for fiction, established to redress the tendency by literary awards to overlook writing by women, is now in its 20th year. This is its longlist for 2015.
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Draftback: “Watch Me Write This Article”

Library News - March 4, 2015 - 3:55pm
Learn about Draftback, an app that allows one to capture and share their writing, backspaces and all.
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March Book Display

Library News - March 2, 2015 - 2:44pm
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate their contributions to society. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that dot our galaxy.

Library News - February 27, 2015 - 4:06pm
A catalog of all 29 active, human-made space probes.
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Why Everyone Was Wrong About Net Neutrality

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 2:02pm
Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality.
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Net Neutrality day is here: a guide to today’s vote

Library News - February 26, 2015 - 12:12pm
After months of pitched debate over so-called net neutrality, the FCC will finally vote on a proposal that will prevent broadband providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites.
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Celebrate Fair Use Week

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 8:50pm
Fair Use Week 2015 celebrates the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions.
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‘The Cloud’ and Other Dangerous Metaphors

Library News - February 25, 2015 - 4:35pm
As a concept, data constantly eludes crisp definition.
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The Anti-Information Age

Library News - February 17, 2015 - 5:23pm
Please note: Censorship is flourishing in the information age.
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#PrivacyProject: “I give this app permission to…” (video)

Library News - February 6, 2015 - 4:09pm
Some of the most popular apps on your smartphone ask for permissions that expose data to outside sources. In this video, people were asked to read some of these permissions out loud.
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Neil Gaiman: “Read the books you love…”

Library News - February 6, 2015 - 11:43am
Neil Gaiman says "Read the books you love..."
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The head of the FCC just proposed the strongest net neutrality rules ever

Library News - February 4, 2015 - 5:09pm
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed the "strongest open Internet protections" the Web has ever seen. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said by placing broadband Internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon Wireless under a stricter regulatory regime, consumers would be ensured an open Internet.
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February Month Book Display

Library News - February 4, 2015 - 9:09am
Check out the wide selection of books and DVDs concerning our African-American Heritage Month at the Todd Library.
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President Tweaks the Rules on Data Collection

Library News - February 3, 2015 - 11:44am
The Obama administration will announce new rules requiring intelligence analysts to delete private information they may *incidentally* collect about Americans that has no intelligence purpose.
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Transparency is Necessary to Ensure the Copyright Industry Won’t Sneak Policies Through the Back Door

Library News - January 23, 2015 - 3:53pm
Policy makers intending to promote creativity have always overemphasized the importance of "copyright protection" without addressing the wide range of other concerns that are necessary to consider when making comprehensive innovation policy.
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The Definition of a Dictionary

Library News - January 22, 2015 - 11:36am
The question is: what should a dictionary look like nowadays?
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Progressive Visions for the Future of Copyright in Europe

Library News - January 22, 2015 - 9:10am
A copyright manifesto - Copyright for Creativity (C4C) - has been released in Europe.
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It’s Copyright Week: Fair Use Is Not An Exception to Copyright, It’s Essential to Copyright

Library News - January 21, 2015 - 7:54pm
It's Copyright Week... Over the past two years, as talk of copyright reform has escalated, we’ve also heard complaints about the supposed expansion of fair use, or "fair use creep.” That kind of talk woefully misunderstands how fair use works.
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New Laws and Guidelines Help Secure Your Right to Tinker

Library News - January 21, 2015 - 3:18pm
Examining our right to tinker in an era of copyright falling short of those who want to experiment...
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