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Virginia University Libraries: Copyright Rewrite Could Harm Mission

George Mason University - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 21:27

Five Virginia university library directors are telling Congress that copyright revision could threaten the core mission of the Commonwealth’s academic research libraries.

As stated in a UVA Libraries news release, the Copyright Office is set to unveil a potentially damaging rewrite of key parts of the Copyright Act despite stiff opposition from libraries themselves. The Library Deans and Directors at five Virginia universities—John Unsworth of the University of Virginia, Carrie Cooper of the College of William and Mary, John Zenelis of George Mason University, John Ulmschneider of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Tyler Walters of Virginia Tech—urged caution in a letter sent this week to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). The letter warns that a Copyright Office proposal could trigger a lengthy, costly, and contentious legislative process not justified by library needs.



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WRLC Newsletter, August 2016

WRLC Newsletter - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:00

American University Partners With The Kennedy Center on Arts Management Fellowships

American University News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00
Joint partnership will increase diversity in arts management.
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Giving a voice to the voiceless

American University News - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 00:00
Foreign Service Officer Linnisa Wahid SIS/MA’04 initially pursued international affairs because she was shocked at the lack of media attention and scant international efforts aimed at ending Sierra Leone’s civil war. Read more about how her experience.
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SIS Launches New Office of Career Development

American University News - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 00:00
Students and alumni now have lifelong career services benefits.
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Registration set to open for All-American Weekend 2016

American University News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00
The annual celebration of alumni and friends features exciting events and changes this year.
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Alumni Survey: The results are in!

American University News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00
We asked. You responded. Here’s how we’re listening to what you had to say in response to the alumni survey.
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Investing in Success

American University News - Thu, 08/11/2016 - 00:00
John Delaney, Kogod's new Dean, shares his thoughts, ambitions and philosophies on leading the school.
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Your Journey Starts Here

American University News - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00
Explore DC helps new students start on the right foot!
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Spotlight on: Environmental Science Professor Kiho Kim and 17 Years of Award-winning Students

American University News - Wed, 08/10/2016 - 00:00
For 17 years, Professor and Chair Kiho Kim has inspired award-winning environmental science students at AU.
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From Student to Mentor

American University News - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 00:00
SPA undergraduate honored with a Newman Civic Fellowship.
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Rare Book Fridays in the Special Collections Research Center

The George Washington University - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:58
August 5, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016
Noon to 4:00pm
Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)

August Featured Collection: Kiev Judaica Collection

Join us for an up-close look at the jewels of GW's special collections at this monthly open house. Archivists will choose a different collection for display each month and be on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that are usually kept in secure storage areas. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center. 

The GW Libraries have diverse and wide-ranging holdings in the field of Hebrew and Judaic studies, including modern Judaica, rare books, and archival materials. Foremost among these is the I. Edward Kiev Collection, the leading university collection of pre-modern Hebraica and Judaica, and of Hebrew and Jewish bibliographic literature, in the Washington Research Library Consortium.

TextSelect: Required Textbooks on Reserve

George Mason University - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 08:21

Mason Libraries’ TextSelect program provides required textbooks for selected required  classes.Through TextSelect, textbooks which cost more than $50.00 are purchased by the libraries. This popular collection now includes required textbooks for the following selected 100, 200, 300 & 400 level required courses:

  • Required General Education classes
  • Required School of Business classes
  • Required Conflict Resolution classes
  • Required Economics classes
  • Required Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health and Nursing classes

TextSelect also includes selected textbooks under $50.00 as well as selected graduate-level textbooks in these class subject areas (above). TextSelect textbooks are placed on 2-hour reserve in the Gateway Library, located in the Johnson Center, Fairfax Campus. Check the the Mason Libraries Catalog or the Course Reserve Catalog to find TextSelect textbooks on reserve. Students may also suggest a textbook purchase.

For more information on TextSelect, please contact Madeline Kelly, mkelly25 at gmu.edu, 703-993-2849, or your subject librarian.

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Course Reserves: Faculty Information

George Mason University - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 06:50

Mason faculty may place books, media and readings on reserve for student use in their courses. Physical course reserve items are located at Gateway Library (Johnson Center). Arlington Campus and Mercer Libraries also offer reserve services. Typically, print reserves do not circulate outside of the library. e-Reserves are accessible to students via their course pages in Blackboard.

Questions? Need more information about reserves? Please contact the Mason Libraries Reserves Team at ereserve@gmu.edu.


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Apply for Grad Student Reserved Carrels

George Mason University - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:29

Mason graduate students seeking a reserved research/writing carrel in Fenwick Library’s Graduate Study Zone can enter the Graduate Student Reserved Carrel Drawing. Entries are due by 5 p.m., August 31. Spaces are allocated for one academic term.

Eligible doctoral students can apply for Fenwick Dissertation Writers Room and Arlington Campus Library Dissertation Writers Room spaces. Carrels are allocated for one academic term on a first-come, first-served basis.

Details about the Fenwick and Arlington spaces, as well as the entry/application forms, are online.

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Internship at The Durango Herald: From Mine Spills to Primaries

American University News - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00
Dean's Intern Edward Graham gives a first person account of his experience.
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Uncovering DC’s Music Scene

American University News - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 00:00
Second District Records, AU's independent record label, releases their first album.
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Civil Unrest Leads to Student Achievement Decline, Says New Study

American University News - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00
A new study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) on August 2, 2016, outlines the implications of civic unrest for educational policy and practice.
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Linked by Stories

American University News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 00:00
MFA alumna on five books that inspired her.
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AU 2030: Taryn Morrissey

American University News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00
SPA professor studies vulnerable children and the achievement gap.
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