Archive for October, 2012

“Opening Up Campaign Archives” Panel Discussion Oct. 17

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

On Wednesday, October 17, the UCLA Library will host a wide-ranging panel discussion featuring political consultant Garry South, who has given the UCLA Library his campaign papers, and UCLA professors Jeffrey B. Lewis, Mark A. Peterson, and Lynn Vavreck. The panelists will offer inside details about “how the sausage is made” in political campaigns and discuss the importance of public knowledge about campaign operations in a healthy democratic society. It will begin at 2 p.m. in the Charles E. Young Research Library.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested to 310.206.8526 or The event is co-sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Center for the Study of Campaigns, and Department of Political Science.

Court Rules for HathiTrust, against Authors Guild

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

HathiTrust won in the lawsuit filed against it by the Authors Guild, according to the ruling released yesterday by a federal judge.  The judge ruled for Hathi Trust and its fair-use arguments on almost every point.

Google and Publishers’ Association Reach Settlement

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Google and the Association of American Publishers have reached an agreement in their dispute about the Google Library Project.  The agreement settles a copyright infringement lawsuit and does not require the approval of the court. The settlement allows the publishers to make their books and journals available via the project or to remove them.

This settlement does not affect the litigation between Google and the Authors Guild.