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The State Library of Ohio and University of Iowa Libraries Sign Preservation Steward Agreements with GPO

“Washington, D.C. & Columbus, Ohio: The State Library of Ohio and University of Iowa Libraries recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become Preservation Steward libraries in GPO’s Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet). Under this agreement, the State Library of Ohio pledges to permanently preserve a complete print Bound Congressional Record collection, beginning with Vol. 1, 43rd Congress (1873). While the University of Iowa pledges to preserve 167 Congressional hearings related to Pearl Harbor, the House Un-American Activities Committee and Iran-Contra. The library will also preserve more than 1,500 print posters promoting services, programs, and initiatives by agencies such as the Works Progress Administration, the War Mobilization Office, the Environmental Protection Agency and additional items from pre-WWII through the present.” (via State Library of Ohio)

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Libraries Would Lose Funding In First Year Of Governor Kasich’s Proposed Budget

“Ohio’s library system is considered one of the best and best-funded in the nation. But while Gov. John Kasich is calling for libraries to provide online job training and education, there’s no money included in his budget to do that. In fact, the state’s public library fund faces a $7 million cut in the first of two years under the Governor’s plan.” (via WOSU Radio)

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Miami Libraries Cut Approval Plan

“Inflated prices and a stagnant budget have led to a significant cut in funding that is diminishing the book-buying power of Miami University libraries.While the budget for Miami’s libraries has remained flat since 2010, at around $4.7 million, the cost of periodicals and academic journals has increased by about 6 percent per year over that same period.” (via Oxford, OH Patch)

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Ohio Supreme Court passes on library hair-pulling case

The Ohio Supreme Court has granted Telling Mansion activist Fran Mentch a final victory in her 22-month hair-pulling case with the city of Parma. Mentch served a 30-day jail sentence in March last year for pulling Cuyahoga County Public Library Executive Director Sari Feldman’s hair at a September 2013 library board meeting in Parma. Her conviction was later overturned in the Eighth District Court of Appeals. Parma prosecutors asked the Ohio Supreme Court to reverse the appeal in February, but Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor last week said the court will not hear the case because it was not a felony and did not involve a “substantial Constitutional question or great general or public interest.” (via Cleveland.com)

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Fastcase Partnership with Ohio Metropolitan Bar Associations to Provide Free Access to Legal Research Library

“Five of the largest bar associations in Ohio, which collaborate in the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium OMBAC, today announced that they have signed an agreement to provide their members free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research system. Beginning July 1 and June 1 for the Columbus Bar Association, more than 20,000 members of participating bar associations in Ohio will have free and unlimited access to Fastcase as a benefit of their local bar association membership. The partnership is designed to benefit members of OMBAC-affiliated bar associations, including the Akron Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Dayton Bar Association, and Toledo Bar Association.” (via Fastcase)

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