by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College

In case you missed it, the latest on the Google Books lawsuit is that it has been certified as a class action suit.  Meredith Schwartz has the story in Library Journal, and Karen Coyle weighs in from Coyle’s InFormation with a brief rundown of the story so far, along with her own opinion.

In other news, Heather Morrison at The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics points to the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)’s new report: The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo.   Nutshell:  The publishers want more time to think about it; Morrison says they’ve already had plenty, and public policy is the solution, so they should “quit whining.”

 

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