ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College As I mentioned last time, publishers have proposed a model called CHORUS for making articles available in open access according to US federal policy.  Since th...

Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College In February, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy “directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make th...

Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College In case you haven’t yet explored the Digital Public Library of America, the Guardian has a nice rundown, including some of the DPLA’s ideas for the future, suc...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Today I have for you a smorgasbord o’ delights from the past few weeks.  Read on  – you’ll be glad you did. On March 20, Charles Piot, Editor of Cu...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Lots going on!  And the news waits for no one.  So here’s the hottest topic of the moment, as well as some other notes I’m catching up on. Shazam!  The Supreme...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College That Edwin Mellen Press legal dispute with a librarian?  They’re dropping one, possibly both, of those lawsuits. On Feb. 22, the US Office of Science and Techn...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College The news rarely slows down these days, does it?  And neither does our work.  Thanks for your patience as sometimes the hot topics take longer than a week.  Her...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Richard Price of Academia.edu is predicting that altmetrics will kill the scientific journal.  Projects like Rubriq might affect them too.  The Scholarly Kitch...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College Big week.  Did you hear that brand-new Connecticut State Rep. Brian Sear (D) introduced a bill yesterday “to require publishers of electronic books to offer e-...

ATG Hot Topics of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College JSTOR has officially launched its Register & Read program, which allows the public to access a limited number of articles free of charge, in exchange for t...

ATG Hot Topics: Nothing New Under the Sun

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College It’s beginning to look a lot like 2012.  The hot topics so far this year seem to be the growth in e-book reading, open access, and merging publishers. Pew Inte...

ATG Hot Topic of the Week

by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College In the wake of last Friday’s Sandy Hook massacre, the business of publishing and library acquisitions might seem insignificant in comparison.  But please do yo...

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...