by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
There’s a lot to catch up on since the malware attack on the website, and if we ignore them, then the malware wins! So here’s your carnival of hot topics from July 2012.
ALA, ACRL, ARL, and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) provided an amicus brief in support of HathiTrust in The Authors Guild v. Hathitrust. Pithy quotes here.
Bryn Geffert, Librarian of Amherst College, delivered a widely viewed lecture to the Annapolis Group, on how librarians can change the prevailing paradigm of publishing. Video here, and Mark Dahl’s synopsis here.
BloodFlow. A database of aggregrated circulation statistics in all of Libraryland. It doesn’t exist, but it’s a cool idea. Joseph Esposito exposits his idea.
Nice feature article on the Digital Public Library of America in The Atlantic.
And finally, what you’ve all been wondering…How did scientific journals get started anyway?