Pamela Samuelson, Professor at Berkeley Law School and School of Information, came to the University of Michigan to discuss the Google Book Settlement and its implications for copyright reform. Professor Samuelson said that her talk “explains why certain dysfunctional aspects of U.S. copyright law contributed both to the Google Book Search project and to the settlement of the Authors Guild lawsuit, and why the proposed settlement would achieve some copyright reform, although at a cost that may not be worth paying.” See http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~pam/.
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Anna Schnitzer, Liaison and Disabilities librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries, was featured in the University Record Spotlight on
January 11 (http://www.ur.umich.edu/0910/Jan11_10/430-spotlight-librarian-helps-others-with-some-cuddly-canines).
Jean Song has accepted the position of Research and Informatics Coordinator for the Health Sciences Libraries. In this role, she will be coordinating and promoting collaborative interdisciplinary work to support informatics and research projects.
On Friday, December 11, 2009 the Health Sciences Libraries and the University Library Bioinformatics Interest Group are sponsoring a webinar presented by Peter S. Cooper, Ph.D., Public Services, National Center for Biotechnology Information. Dr.