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Orphan Works and the Search for Rightsholders: Who Participates in a 'Diligent Search' under Present and Proposed Regimes?

Over the past several years, policy makers and private actors have developed an evolving set of approaches for addressing the orphan works problem - a problem that arises when "the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be identified and located by someone who wishes to make use of the work in a manner that requires permission of the copyright owner,"preventing follow-on uses of works. These approaches usually attempt to address the orphan works problem by employing some threshold mechanism to differentiate true orphan works, to which the proposed solutions would apply, from non-orphaned copyrighted works. This paper examines in detail the core schemes for identifying rightsholders among the leading orphan works regimes and proposals.
   
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Educational Technology in Schools

When used appropriately, educational technology is a tool to assist with implementation of the Common Core Standards, help raise graduation rates, and prepare students for life beyond K-12 education. Technology employed in isolation, without direct instruction, or highly qualified guidance, fails to address these concerns. It is the intent of this AASL white paper to provide a review of technology-related topics that can contribute to success and might serve to generate interest in further research on filtering practices, Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), apps, social media, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and related subjects.
   
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Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications

This report tackles the important question of how to achieve better, faster access to research publications for anyone who wants to read or use them. It has been produced by an independent working group made up of representatives of universities, research funders, learned societies, publishers, and libraries. The group's remit has been to examine how to expand access to the peer-reviewed publications that arise from research undertaken both in the UK and in the rest of the world; and to propose a programme of action to that end.
   
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The Tipping Point in Developmental Education

(mheducation.com): This paper sets out to demonstrate that accelerated, technology-enabled and skills-based developmental education programmes designed specifically for underprepared students entering or returning to college can improve educational and other outcomes. Furthermore, getting ahead of the remedial curve as early as high school can have an even greater impact on college enrollment and successful completion.
   
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Library Use of Web-based Research Guides

(ejournals.bc.edu): This paper describes the ways in which libraries are currently implementing and managing webbased research guides (a.k.a. Pathfinders, LibGuides, Subject Guides, etc.) by examining two sets of data from the spring of 2011. One set of data was compiled by visiting the websites of ninety-nine American university ARL libraries and recording the characteristics of each site's research guides.
   
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