Been catching up on a few things as we prepare to hear from futurist & physicist Dr. Michio Kaku at Rollins College this evening.
Did you notice Cory Doctorow’s article at Locus about e-book sales to libraries? He’s making the case that instead of paying a lot more for e-books than the public does, libraries should actually be paying less.
You might remember Rick Anderson’s Ithaka Issue Brief from August about the future of librarianship in the new landscape of online publication. James Jacobs at FreeGovInfo has a multifaceted (and a bit flabbergasted) response to Andersons’ thoughts.
The Oberlin Group of Libraries has announced a major project in the works– a consortial, scholarly, open-access publishing program called The Lever Initiative. Here’s a little background, along with the core principles. Keep an eye on the Lever Initiative blog for more details as they progress. Exciting times, as Douglas Wambaugh would say.