Category Archives: Publishers

The academic library is “Open”-ing Up

Our library, like many academic libraries, has traditionally been resistant to assisting students with obtaining required course texts. Students obtain those through the college store, Amazon, or other bookstores. Logistics often prevent the academic library from venturing into this arena, … Continue reading

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Adapting to Reality

I was excited to read about Getty Image’s change to their copyright and use policy. It appears that they have read the tea leaves and rather than fight use of their images online, they are embracing it in a way … Continue reading

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Links Entry: Following the Dale Askey case

I have taken an interest in the lawsuit against Dale Askey. Mr Askey is an academic librarian. In his blog, he discussed predatory publishers that take advantage of the open-access publishing framework, which taints the framework for quality open-access publishers. … Continue reading

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Discussion Entry: Changing Book Publishing Models

A work colleague posted a link on twitter to a very interesting story. I thought it would make a great discussion entry for this week’s assignment. The HoTT Book This blog article describes a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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Extending Academic Freedom to Blogs

I recently came across a troubling story about a publisher suing a librarian for libel based on a blog posting. Dale Askey, while an academic librarian at Kansas State University (he has since moved to McMaster University), posted a negative … Continue reading

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Hey Publishers! Jump On In… The Water’s Fine!

I have become increasingly distressed at the seemingly hostile attitudes publishers display towards libraries. Rather than viewing us as a distribution partner who increase demand from the general public for their products, and who coordinate access for researchers to their … Continue reading

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