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Martin Eve’s Open Access and the Humanities now published; available as free download

In a previous post, I referenced Jonathan Gray’s advance review of Martin Paul Eve’s Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Dr. Eve’s book has now been published, and is available for purchase

Posted in Book & Article Reviews, e-Books, Open Access

Jonathan Gray reviews Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Open access for scholarly communication in the Humanities faces some longstanding cultural/social and economic challenges. Deep traditions of scholarly authority, reputation and vetting, relationships with publishers, etc. coupled with relatively shallow pockets in terms of funding (at least compared to the Sciences) and

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms

Library Publishing Toolkit e-book available as free download!

I want to make sure to pass along items of interest that surfaced during my summer hiatus. For example, on August 1, 2013, the Press of the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project, a resource-sharing cooperative of New York public and academic

Posted in Book Technology, Book/Article Review, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Publishing Technology

Review: Peter Suber’s Open Access (The MIT Press, 2012)—now also open access!

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t gotten around to writing this review sooner. I mean, Peter Suber’s book Open Access (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-51763-8) has been out for a year now. Richard Poynder, in

Posted in Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

Public Knowledge Project releases Open Monograph Press version 1.0

In a press release dated March 26, 2013 on its website, Public Knowledge Project announced the first full version release (1.0) of its Open Monograph Press (OMP) open source monograph publishing platform software. OMP is an open source software platform for

Posted in "The Hat Tip", e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Publishing Technology

“Snippet view” in Google Books is not open access

Kevin Smith’s Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog is my go-to site for unpacking the meaning of recent court decisions relating to copyright and fair use and their implications for academic communities, especially libraries. His post on Judge Harold Baer, Jr.’s October 10, 2012

Posted in Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Open Access

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