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Fall Recess Hours

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Please keep in mind that the University at Buffalo Libraries will be open limited hours over the Fall Recess.

All UB Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.

See Library Hours for building hours and reference service hours for details.

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University Archives Veterans and the Armed Forces Digital Collection

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Veterans and the Armed Force Digital CollectionThis collection features select materials from the University Archives relating to the University at Buffalo, student veterans, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, and efforts undertaken by the University in response to wars and conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Documentation includes photographs, manuscripts, posters and brochures chosen from various collections donated to the Archives by members of the Western New York and campus community, faculty, academic departments and the Office of the President.

Veterans and the Armed Force Digital Collection
http://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/LIB-UA019

 

Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection Open for Research

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Frost-and-Reichert-2The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection. The collection came to UB early last year and chronicles a 24-year friendship between the beloved American poet and Victor Reichert, a Cincinnati rabbi who summered with Frost in Vermont. It was donated by the rabbi’s son, Jonathan Reichert, University at Buffalo professor emeritus of physics, and includes a Frost manuscript, letters, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera, as well as many Frost-related items from other critics. The finding aid for the collection is available online here.

The Poetry Collection Welcomes Elliot McNally as Project Archivist

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elliotThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce that Elliot McNally has joined our staff as the Project Archivist to catalog the editorial and business records of eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection, a project made possible by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program.

Elliot received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She comes to Buffalo from a position as Manuscripts Processor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She is a fiber artist and book maker, and she has taught bookbinding at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Savannah State University.

Welcome, Elliot!

Court of Appeals Decision in Georgia State Copyright Case

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The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals released their ruling in the case of Cambridge University Press  et. al. v. Patton on Friday (10/17/2014). This case is more popularly known as the Georgia State Copyright Case or the Georgia State E-Reserves Case.

To recap the case so far on April 15, 2008 Cambridge University Press, SAGE Publications, and Oxford University Press filed suit against Georgia State University in District Court regarding the library’s e-reserve practices and instructors posting of copyrighted material to course management systems. On May 11, 2012 Judge Evans handed down her opinion which found only five of the ninety-nine cases initially brought before the court to be infringing and awarded fees and costs to Georgia State. Judge Evans analysis included a weighting of the four Fair Use factors outlined in Section 107 of the Copyright Code. She also attempted to establish a bright line rule of 10% or 1 chapter of book when determining amount. The publishers appealed the ruling to the Circuit Court.

The Circuit Court ruling vacated Judge Evans’s ruling and sent the case back to the District Court level. Their finding was that while Judge Evans was correct to analysis each infringement separately her methodology was flawed. In their opinion the judges laid out the District Court applied a mechanistic instead of holistic analysis, should not have established a bright line for amount, and did not always weight market effect equally with the other three factors.

The University Libraries will continue to monitor this case as more rulings are expected in coming years.