Technology

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The Quest for the Perfect Vendor

There is no comprehensive solutions provider for academic book publishers today. The emergence of such a vendor could transform the academic book publishing world by inviting new entrants into the marketplace. Continue reading

The Authors Guild Loses (Again), and HathiTrust Wins–But What Does It Mean?

The Authors Guild’s lawsuit against HathiTrust over the latter’s massive library of digitized print books has been dismissed by the Second Circuit Court. What does this mean for libraries, authors, and readers? Continue reading

Technology and Digital Scholarship

An overview of new tools available, to help us consider how publishing may better incorporate technology in the context of a connected society. Continue reading

Did He Just Say That?! The Perils of Video Recording the Conference Presentation

Science journalist, John Bohannon, castigates publishers as corrupt, scientists as furious, and journalists as the fix. Or did he? Continue reading

Stories of Tech Failure: The PicturePhone

A fascinating look at a failed technology from 1964, and what it might have become. Continue reading

NISO Vets Research on Altmetrics

NISO has released the results of their year long study of Altmetrics in draft form for comment. Continue reading

The Journal Redesign — More Complicated, More Costly, and More Strategic Than Ever

Journal redesigns seem to be occurring more frequently — and are certainly more complex — than in the past. What motivates a publisher and editor to undertake a redesign? And why is it so complex, costly, and strategic today? Continue reading

Stick To Your Ribs: Ask the Chefs: “Are We a Service Industry Or a Product Industry?”

Revisiting a 2012 post to ask, do journal authors really give their articles away for free to publishers? Continue reading

Hiding in Plain Sight — Is the Subscription Model the Optimal Business Model for the Digital Age?

The half-forgotten subscription model deserves our praise and renewed attention. In the Digital Age, it has become more popular than ever. Continue reading

What is an eBook? How do Publishers price it?

A short video explaining the costs that go into producing a book, and how little difference there is in those costs between electronic and print books. Continue reading

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