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portal: Libraries and the Academy 6.4 (2006) 482

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Copyright Issues Relevant to Digital Preservation and Dissemination of Pre-1972 Commercial Sound Recordings by Libraries and Archives, June Besek. Washington, DC: Council of Library Resources and Library of Congress, 2005. 54p. $20 (ISBN 1-932326-23-5) Also available at pub135abst.html

Part of CLIR's ongoing "Optimizing Collections and Services" report series, this document provides a comprehensive review of copyright law, generally, and as it pertains to musical works and sound recordings, specifically. This review serves as a preamble to a discussion of preservation and distribution (for example, streaming and Webcasting) issues. Information on relevant state laws is also provided. This is a useful resource and guide for digital library projects involving sound recordings. (L.G.)

Managing Change: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, rev. ed. Susan Carol Curzon. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2005. 128p. $55 (ISBN 1-55570-553-7)

This practical guide updates and expands on the 1989 edition by incorporating new research and thinking on change management in organizations. It provides a step-by-step approach to planning for change and implementing a change process. New features include a section entitled "Practicing Change Management" that provides scenarios on various topics such as outsourcing and conflict management, with discussion questions that can be used individually or in professional development settings. (L.G.)

Intellectual Freedom Manual, 7th ed., Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. Chicago: ALA, 2006. 544p. $52 softcover (ISBN 0-8389-3561-3)

This latest edition of the manual, with most of its content also available online from the Office for Intellectual Freedom at, is a standard reference for librarians dealing with a broad array of intellectual freedom issues, from banned books to patron privacy. New sections in this edition address privacy, patron confidentiality, coping with law enforcement, minors' rights, and similar timely topics, with updates to and interpretations of the ALA's Library Bill of Rights forming the backbone of the volume. (T.J.)

Portals and Libraries, ed. Sarah C. Michalak. New York: Haworth Press, 2005. 228p. $29.95 softcover (ISBN 978-0-7890-2932-4). Published simultaneously as Journal of Library Administration v. 43, nos. 1/2 (2005)

This collection of articles discusses portals as a means of delivering a variety of customized services to users of research and academic libraries. Well-known applications such as the Internet Public Library and MyLibrary@NCSU are discussed as well as portal technologies, planning for implementation, and design and testing. The volume concludes with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) "Scholars Portal Working Group Final Report" (May 2002) and an article by ARL's Mary E. Jackson outlining nine key issues affecting portal development. (L.G.)



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