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The Roundup: February 12, 2021

In this week’s issue, on February 17, the Library of Congress will host a live streaming event on the enduring copyright legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; how to convert your notes into a digital commonplace book; PEN America announces its 2021 finalists for its annual awards, and more.

The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Join the Copyright Office on February 17 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST for “Copyright Office Presents: The Enduring Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” This virtual event will feature a conversation between Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School and Jane Ginsburg of Columbia Law School on Justice Ginsburg’s jurisprudence. The Copyright Office will live stream the event on its YouTube Channel.”

Amanda Gorman First Poet to Perform for the Super Bowl
The New York Times
“In her short but already momentous career, the 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman has accomplished a stunning series of firsts.”

Justice Department Drops Lawsuit Against Melania Trump’s Ex-Aide for Tell-All Book
The Washington Post
“The Justice Department on Monday dropped a lawsuit that asserted that a former senior aide to Melania Trump violated a White House nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all memoir about the former first lady.”

Create a Digital Commonplace Book
The New York Times
A review and tips for converting your book notes and favorite book quotes into an easily accessible digital notebook.

PEN America Literary Awards Announce the 2021 Finalists
Publishing Perspectives
“A total of 55 titles in 11 categories have been named today (February 10) as finalists in the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards. They now are in contention for an aggregate purse of more than US$380,000.”

Ruth Dickey Takes Over at the National Book Foundation
Publishers Weekly
The National Book Foundation has named poet Ruth Dickey its next executive director. Executive Director at Seattle Arts & Lectures since 2013, she previously served as a judge for the National Book Award for Fiction in 2019.

Why 2021 Is Setting Up to Be a Pivotal Year for Digital Content in Libraries
Publishers Weekly
Sari Feldman, co-chair of the ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG), talks about emerging public policy, ebook licensing agreements and other issues impacting the digital future of libraries.