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IN THE NEWSSusan Wyndham, literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, has announced that she will be leaving the publication at the end of January. In her 36 year journalism career, 12 of those have been spent as literary editor. Jason Steger, well known as a regular panelist on ABC TV's The Book Club and literary editor of the Age will take over the role for both Fairfax publications.
IN THE NEWSKim Jardine has been appointed as the new Managing Director at James Bennett, effective January 1st 2017. Kim has worked for James Bennett for 7 years in a number of roles, most recently as General Manager. He replaces Chris von Hinckeldey who retired at the end of 2016. Kim has the ability, skill and knowledge to lead and take James Bennett forward as we enhance our position as the premier library supplier in this region. Congratulations Kim!
IN THE NEWSWikipedia has launched a campaign to encourage Librarians around the world to each add a reference to Wikipedia. The One Librarian, One Reference #1LIB1REF campaign runs from January 15-February 3 2017. Librarians are asked to find an article requiring a citation, add a reliable source to support the article, and add the project hashtag #1Lib1Ref in the Wikipedia edit summary.
IN THE NEWSA couple of senior library staff at East Lake County library in Florida have been discovered to have created fake patron identities to borrow thousands of books in order to boost circulation rates and avoid the titles from being weeded out of their collection. BBC.com reports that “some of the titles were checked out and returned within an hour”. The fake borrower statistics increased the library’s circulation numbers by 3.9%. These readership figures are used in the calculation of Library funding by the state.
IN THE NEWSThe Productivity Commission released its final report into Intellectual Property Arrangements on December 20. This report recommends the adoption of a US style fair use exception and the repeal of parallel importation restrictions (PIRs) by the end of 2017. The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) has welcomed the fair use exception recommendation stating on December 21 that “(t)hese recommendations will transform Australia’s copyright system into a world leader, respecting creators and ensuring they are protected, while also recognising the importance of access and flexibility for all of society.” However, groups still opposed to these recommendations include the Copyright Agency, Australian Publisher’s Association,...
IN THE NEWSCongratulations and thanks were given to our Managing Director, Chris von Hinckeldey for his 28 years of service to James Bennett before his retirement at the end of the year by our visitors to our Sydney office: Todd Litzinger, Chairman of Follett; George Coe, President and CEO of Baker & Taylor; Gary Dayton, Senior Vice President, Baker & Taylor and Jeff McDaniel, Vice President, Baker & Taylor.
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