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As Jennifer Howard of the Chronicle reports, collaboration between libraries and presses was a theme at the most recent meeting of the Association of American University Presses, but there seems to have been some heat generated over library/press relations and the open access movement. One option is the “Michigan Model” in which a press becomes [...]
It was shocking at the end of April when The Scientist reported that Elsevier had published a scholarly-journal-like series that was actually advertising paid for by Merck. The peer-reviewed-like articles in the journal-like object were either reprints or summaries of articles that reported results favorable to Merck drugs. There were also “review” articles that had [...]
Posted: 9 May, 2009 in Commercialization, Idiocy, Information Ethics, information industries, Information Literacy, Scholarly Communications.
Tags: Elsevier, Peer Review, pharmaceutical corporations, scholarly journals
I’m glad that Elisabeth Jones wrote to our tip page about her post–Fighting for non-rival pudding–because I’ve been wanting to spout off about non-rivalness for a while now. Anytime you hear someone talk about intellectual property you are going to wind up hearing the phrase “non-rival.” The idea is that information or knowledge is a [...]
LJ Academic Newswire reports that U Penn is the latest to offer scan-on-demand with quality print output. Emory uses the same Kirtas machine to offer a curated collection of books relevant to Emory and to the South, unique in their collections. UMich, which has a rich collection of books scanned through their own efforts and [...]
Posted: 25 February, 2009 in Books, Information Ethics, information industries, Technology Issues.
Tags: booksellers, Espresso Machine, Kirtas, mass digitization, print on demand, publishing
It’s always good to start the day with a good laugh. Joseph Storch has an idea (behind the Chronicle’s pay wall) to deal with textbook piracy – have all publishers put their books on a common electronic platform and let the colleges negotiate a subscription on behalf of students and dole out royalties to publishers [...]