MultiGrain Discussion: Authors Guild Suit

by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor (gilsont@cofc.edu) Perhaps the biggest news item of this week is the lawsuit filed against the HathiTrust, the University of Michigan, and four other universities.  Th...

MultiGrain Discussion: "Gloom and Doom"

by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, gilsont@cofc.edu In a recent post to Scholarly Kitchen (The Eve of Destruction,” Now on YouTube), Joe Esposito bemoans the “gloom and doom” that the publishing indust...

MultiGrain Discussion: Amazon Boycott

by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor (gilsont@cofc.edu) There has been a lot of recent buzz about the proposed boycott of Amazon by a coalition of non-profits in California.  According to the Huffington P...

MultiGrain Forum: eBooks and Memory

by Tony Horava, University of Ottawa, thorava@uottawa.ca I’ve been thinking alot lately about ebooks and memory, esp as we have entered the era of mobile devices in a major way. Memory and read...

MultiGrain Discussion: ILL

by Tom Gilson, Associate Editor, GilsonT@cofc.edu Interlibrary loan faces more competition than ever and while some may argue that users will never pay the fees asked by services like “Get it Now” or...

MultiGrain: e-Use Statistics

by Katina Strauch, Editor kstrauch@comcast.net This is in answer to Rick Anderson’s recent article in LJ — “Print on the Margins: Circulation Trends in Major Research Libraries̶...

Is the Big Deal Unsustainable?

by Katina Strauch, Editor, kstrauch@comcast.net In light of a recent blog post at Open and Shut? (http://poynder.blogspot.com/2011/03/demise-of-big-deal.html) we are discussing the “Demise of t...

ATG Hot Topic of the Week: No Room for Books

We’re turning up the burners on this week’s Article of the Week. “No Room for Books” chronicles the University of Denver’s “repurposing” of library space in their ongoing remodel. To make room for te...

Response to "The Future of the Textbook"

This post is written in response to “The Future of the Textbook” by Sara Killingworth and Martin Marlow.  We invite your comments and discussion! by Austin Mann, CampusBookRentals.com, am...

MultiGrain: Web-Scale Discovery in Context

by Patrick Carr, East Carolina University Web-scale discovery tools like EBSCO Discovery Service and Summon by Serials Solutions enable patrons to instantly search a vast range of subscription databa...

PDA and Stewardship: Are They Compatible?

MultiGrain: Conversations Linking Librarians, Publishers, Vendors and Others MultiGrain, a brand-new feature of the Against the Grain website, will feature ongoing discussions with a forum for conver...