ATG Hot Topics of the Week: Open Access at Princeton, ALA & AAP on E-books, & A College Reopens

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Georgia Southern University 

Princeton University’s faculty have followed the lead of Harvard, MIT, and others with an open access policy.  Get the scoop at The Chronicle, along with the recent announcement of the newly formed Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).

Meanwhile, a high-level meeting between ALA and AAP (Association of American Publishers) was held on September 15, regarding e-book issues (costs, licensing, preservation, etc.).  American Libraries has the rundown, along with 3 related documents with principles and talking points.

And you might recall that Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, had closed down in 2008.  The following year, an “alumni-led group” bought it, and they’re now about to reboot the college.  The Olive Kettering Library is one of the first three buildings to reopen (but so far without its own budget line); classes begin October 4.  Follow the adventure on Antioch’s Facebook page!

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