As many of you know the Finch Committee Report and its support of “gold” open access has gotten a lot of press both pro and con. The battle lines continue to be drawn. InfoDOCKET reports an article in the Guardian that notes the UK government “is to unveil controversial plans to [...]Read More... →
Recently Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review raised some eyebrows with his provocative article Why Publishers Don’t like Apps. Mr. Pontin claims that two years ago publishers were “overtaken by a collective delusion.” They thought that the advent of iPADs and smartphones promised a way to deliver their newspaper [...]Read More... →
“I am a librarian. I discovered me in the library. I went to find me in the library. Before I fell in love [...]Read More... →
Last week we posted the article “At Last, They See: E-Books ‘Democratize’ Publishing” by NPR’s by Lynn Neary as our Article of the Week. The article focused on major themes from the recent Tools of Change digital publishing conference and raised a number of very interesting questions. So when we received this typically [...]Read More... →
As most of you know we have featured the Elsevier boycott as the Hot Topic of the Week on the ATG NewsChannel. In fact, it’s so hot we have featured it twice – with updates. Now, in this Multigrain Discussion piece, Chuck Hamaker adds his perspective to the ever-growing list of viewpoints on the [...]Read More... →
Multigrain Discussion: What’s going on in the Penguin – OverDrive – Amazon Affair?
by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor.
As many of you know, last week Penguin suspended availability of their ebooks to libraries via OverDrive and asked that the “Get for Kindle” functionality be disabled for all Penguin eBooks. And then a few days later, [...]Read More... →
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