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The Guardian view on academic publishing: disastrous capitalism | Editorial

The giants of the scientific publishing industry have made huge profits for decades. Now they are under threatScientific publishing has long been a licence to print money. Scientists need journals in which to publish their research, so they will supply the articles without monetary reward. Other... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why university libraries are tossing millions of books

Struggling to keep up with the increasing digitization of academia, libraries are purging older volumes to make way for study spaces and coffee shops. The act is a radical shift from when the value of a library was measured by the scope of its books.  Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Wins a Round in Book-Scanning Suit

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out the approval of a class of authors in a long-running lawsuit against Google Inc. over its efforts to electronically scan millions of books from public and university libraries in order to make them available online. Continue reading at 'AllThingsD'

[ AllThingsD | 2013-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Sues Libraries

With the Google Book Search Settlement in tatters, its fragile alliance splintering, and the parties now on a pretrial schedule, the Authors Guild last week expanded its infringement claims by suing a consortium of university libraries over a digital library initiative. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Full-metal dust jackets and wi-fi in uni's space-age library

WHILE many university libraries are tossing out books that haven't been borrowed for a while, Macquarie University has unveiled a completely new library with a revolutionary storage and retrieval system, and a new design adapted to the demands of modern students. Continue reading at 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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