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Access to, Sharing, and Retention of Research Data: What Do Campuses Need to Do?
May 7, 2012

Data that are generated by research and other scholarly activities are the lifeblood of the research enterprise.  These research investigators and their institutions have responsibilities and o…

DC News: US Senate Confirms New FCC Commissioners – 5-7-12
May 7, 2012

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm two new FCC Commissioners – Jessica Rosenworcel (D) and Ajit Pai (R).  Ms. Rosenworcel formerly worked for Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rocke…

How USF Reform Might Affect Colleges and Universities: Some Early Appraisal
May 3, 2012

For many decades, telephone users served by commercial providers—including campuses—have paid surcharges on their interstate and international long-distance calls. The revenue collected by t…

Orphan Works and the Possibilities for Expanding the Scope of Research and Education
May 2, 2012

The topic of orphan works and what to do about them keeps surfacing for discussion in higher education circles.  Why?  Digital libraries containing millions of orphan, out-of-print, and public…

DC News: US Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Federal Online Privacy Policy – 5-9-12
May 2, 2012

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing regarding online privacy titled, “The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission…

DC News: Copyright Office Request for Information on Crowdsourcing for Digitization Project
May 1, 2012

The U.S. Copyright Office has initiated a project to digitize and make available online the historical records of copyrights dating from 1870 to 1977. The Library expects to issue a future reque…

Draft St. Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Ready for Input
April 30, 2012

Russ Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), has announced that a draft State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)…

FCC Seeks Reform of the Way it Collects $8.5 Billion in Annual Universal Service Fund Fees
April 27, 2012

On April 27, 2012, the FCC unanimously voted to overhaul the way it collects approximately $8.5 billion a year in federal Universal Service Fund fees.  The FCC’s overarching goal for this pro…

DC News: FCC Hosts Wireless Collocation Workshop – 5-1-12
April 27, 2012

The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, in cooperation with the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), will host a workshop focusing on collocations…

The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?
April 25, 2012

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?” on April 24, 2012.  The hearing explored the migration of …