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  David Rosenthal: Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? I gave a talk at the Fall CNI meeting entitled Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? The abstract was:We’re in a period when blockchain or “Distributed Ledger Technology” is the Solution to Everything™, so it is inevitable that it will be proposed as the solution to the problems of academic communication … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-10By David. (noreply@blogger.com) Eric Lease Morgan: Fantastic Futures: My take-aways This is the briefest of take-aways from my … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day advent calendar #8: Yes! We Have no Bananas by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn 1923 was a big year for novelty songs.   We’ve already noted “Barney Google”, one of the hits of the year.  On Twitter, Bill Higgins, who recalls his mother singing that song when he was young, reminded me of an even bigger novelty hit, “Yes! We Have No Bananas”.  The rapid … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-08By John Mark Ockerbloom John … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Announcing a draft guide for identifying public domain serial content Back in June, I announced that we had completed an inventory of all serials with active copyright renewals made through 1977, based on listings in the Copyright Office’s Catalog of Copyright Entries.  At the time, I said we’d also be releasing a draft of suggested procedures for using the information … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-06By John Mark Ockerbloom John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day advent calendar … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day advent calendar #4: The Adventure of the Creeping Man by Arthur Conan Doyle As I noted in yesterday’s post, under US copyright law we sometimes get early works by long-lived authors in our public domain earlier than most other countries do. But we also often have to wait longer for authors’ late works.  Today I consider the case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-04By John Mark Ockerbloom DuraSpace News: … Read More

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  John Mark Ockerbloom: Public Domain Day advent calendar #2: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Cantata by Frances McCollin Today marks the start of the Christian season of Advent in my church, four Sundays before Christmas. It’s an important time of the year for vocal music, as choirs both sacred and secular rehearse and perform Christmas-related music in services and concerts.  We like singing public domain classics– those have … Source: Code4libPublished on 2018-12-02By John Mark Ockerbloom John Mark Ockerbloom: … Read More

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