Question and Answer of the Week

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Question of the Week goes to Ryan who ventured into the confusing and terrifying world of copyright and asked if he can create a digital backup of AV materials for his library? I'm hoping someone can cite a good, online source for this information and post it in an answer.

Answer of the Week goes to ModernHypatia, who responded to Cynthia’s question about how to convince her high school administration to trust her decision to weed the collection. I particularly like MH's examples of inappropriate books, and I’m not a big fan of the bugs and mold, either.

Both winners get the signed Unshelved collection of their choice.

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