by Jonathan H. Harwell, Georgia Southern University
Princeton University’s faculty have followed the lead of Harvard, MIT, and others with an open access policy. Get the scoop at The Chronicle, along with the recent announcement of the newly formed Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI).
Meanwhile, a high-level meeting between ALA and AAP (Association of American Publishers) was held on September 15, regarding e-book issues (costs, licensing, preservation, etc.). American Libraries has the rundown, along with 3 related documents with principles and talking points.
And you might recall that Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, had closed down in 2008. The following year, an “alumni-led group” bought it, and they’re now about to reboot the college. The Olive Kettering Library is one of the first three buildings to reopen (but so far without its own budget line); classes begin October 4. Follow the adventure on Antioch’s Facebook page!
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.