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Friday, February 29, 2008

Grant for ALA copyright advocacy programs

MacArthur grant to bolster public interest, advocacy in digital copyright, press release, American Library Association, February 27, 2008.

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announces that its major digital copyright programs and initiatives to strengthen the public access to information, especially in libraries, will be supported by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The grant of $385,000 will cover calendar years 2008 and 2009, and will fund such OITP activities as the International Copyright Advocates, the Copyright Advisory Network, and strategic assessment of technological and societal trends to enable proactive action by the library community. ...

See also the note in Library Journal's Academic Newswire.