The mystery of the U.S. 287 paperbacks

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

It’s a tale fit to chill the heart of a son of librarians: earlier this year, someone was chucking paperback books out his driver side window along a stretch of U.S. 287 in Colorado. They were mostly romance novels. When I read the first story, I figured it was someone with a stock of effectively [...]

Jim Duncan, Colorado Library Consortium executive director, speaks out in series on public libraries and the Digital Public Library of America

By libertyc
October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

What kind of national digital library system—or systems, plural—should the U.S. create? Read Parts One and Two of a new series where Jim Duncan, executive director of the Colorado Library Consortium delves into the major issues. Is the Harvard-incubated Digital Public Library of America [...]

At one Colorado library, even plant seeds can be borrowed

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 1 Comment

Is it just us, or does it seem as if there’s an unusually large number of quirky library stories floating around lately? Thanks in no small part to the digital revolution, many municipal libraries today are watching their budgets shrink at the same time they find themselves having to defend [...]

Douglas County Libraries in Colorado builds its own e-book lending system

By libertyc
May 11, 2012 // 1 Comment

BoingBoing has a brief but interesting piece from a representative of Douglas County Libraries in Colorado (which we mentioned in March), which has created its own e-book lending system by dealing directly with publishers, rather than relying on a third party such as Overdrive to mediate between [...]

Righthaven loses another case, hit with another $33,000 in legal fees

By libertyc
November 13, 2011 // 1 Comment

Ars Technica has another brief post on Righthaven. A Colorado court trying its case against a blogger for posting a photo without permission has found in favor of the defendant, because Righthaven did not actually own the rights to the image it would have needed for its suit to be valid. The judge [...]

Righthaven loses in Colorado, continues to try not to pay in Nevada

By libertyc
September 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

It’s a little weird to begin every post I make about the company this way, but the saga of e-news copyright troll Rights Haven’t, I mean Righthaven, keeps getting better and better. First came the news that a Colorado court has thrown out the first Righthaven case to be thrown out outside of [...]

Colorado judge places all Righthaven cases on hold

By libertyc
May 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

E-newspaper copyright troll Righthaven continues to experience setbacks. Since it is unclear whether Righthaven actually has any legal standing to bring these copyright lawsuits, Judge John Kane has put all Righthaven suits in the state of Colorado on hold until the issue of standing is resolved. [...]

Self-published pedophilia guide author arrested

By libertyc
December 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

And here’s a follow-up to our story about the self-published pedophilia guide that Amazon first defended, then pulled from publication. As TeleReader Brian/AnemicOak pointed out, Colorado police arrested the author of the book, Philip Greaves, after detectives in Florida ordered and received a [...]

Boulder Book Store embraces new ‘microdistribution’ model

By libertyc
March 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Nieman Lab comes a story of a bookstore in Boulder, Colorado that is trying a new distribution model for local authors. In addition to the usual selection of titles from big publishers, the Boulder Book Store offers a series of distribution packages for local authors selling [...]

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