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  • Engel, A., The Choice of Legal Basis for Acts of the European Union : Competence Overlaps, Institutional Preferences, and Legal Basis Litigation, Cham, Springer, 2018.

    SpringerLink E-books Update

    October 1, 2018

    The Springer e-books database has been updated. Six new e-book titles have recently been added. SpringerLink is the starting point of access for Springer online journals and Springer online books. The Peace Palace Library has acquired Springer e-books in Humanities, Environmental Science and Law.

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  • OSAIL Update

    August 21, 2018

    OSAIL Update

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  • Google Books and Fair Use

    October 23, 2015

    On the 16th of October 2015, the United States Court of Appels for the Second Circuit made clear that Google Books is legal. The Court ruled for Google against the Authors Guild, a professional group of
    published writers which had alleged that Google Library Project and Google Books project infringed their copyrights. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the appeals Court considered four factors of the US copyright law.

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  • Libraries: the Value of Just in Case, Not Just in Time

    August 21, 2015

    I am using the blog this time to explain my anxiety that society risks losing too much as the materialism of ‘value’ replaces the experience of centuries of unquantifiable practice and purpose. It is my concern that too many libraries are under threat from the bean counters. Libraries have always existed as places for the ‘just in case’ event, providing the go-to location when you want sustenance of the mind in some way – knowledge, leisure, curiosity, information, entertainment. However the world is in thrall to the ‘just in time’ mentality of financial wunderkinds who do not value those ‘old fashioned’ concepts, looking instead at the pragmatic usability of everything, seeing a book that lives on a shelf and is only taken off once a year, or once a decade, as an unnecessary encumbrance, not earning its space in a world where everything has to be costed, to be accountable for its existence.

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  • Springer's MyCopy: eBook Printed for Just 24.99 Euros!

    Springer’s MyCopy: eBook Printed for Just 24.99 Euros!

    November 15, 2013

    Good news for researchers in the Peace Palace Library. Get your personal copy of an eBook from Springer! More and more Springer e-books in the Peace Palace Library collection offer this MyCopy service. Visiting researchers can order a private copy of the book they need via the Springer link, shown in the catalogue.

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  • Electronic Resources: E-books in Springer, Beck and Kluwer

    January 24, 2013

    In order to develop our digital library, the Peace Palace Library is offering a multitude of E-resources: E-journals, E-books and electronic (legal) databases. Those e-resources are only available inside our Library.

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