ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College

So now that we’ve recovered from the Charleston Conference, Thanksgiving, etc., and hopefully caught up with our families and our careers as academic semesters wind down, we’re catching up on the past few weeks of news.  The following items might seem a bit random, but what else is new?

Did you hear that the OED was allegedly bowdlerized during the 1970s & 80s?

And that McGraw-Hill is letting go of its education publishing wing (in a sale to a private equity firm), in order to focus on a new identity as McGraw Hill Financial?

If you’re interested in how Harvard has managed open access, here’s a new, in-depth interview of Prof. Stuart Shieber by Richard Poynder, that explains the ins & outs of mandates, waivers, and everything else you always wanted to know about it.  More interviews in Poynder’s OA series are here.

Amherst College is launching an open-access scholarly press.  Here’s their website, which features a video interview with Bryn Geffert, Amherst College Librarian, who has spurred the project.

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