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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nebraska libraries to carry OA books

Timothy Vollmer, Nebraska Library Commission adds CC-licensed books to collection, Creative Commons blog, February 22, 2008.

... The NLC staff went to work cataloging and then posting electronic versions of CC-licensed works like Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Steven Poole’s Trigger Happy to the library’s web server. Patrons can now access these and other CC-licensed books from the online library catalog. Sauers adds that some of the CC-licensed titles were also printed as spiral-bound books so they could be added to the library’s physical collection.

The Nebraska Library Commission now offers nine CC-licensed electronic titles, and hopes to add more. ...