The AUPresses Library Relations Committee asks Peter Berkery and Mary Lee Kennedy to share their thoughts about how relations between publishers and libraries have changed.
A Creative Commons license is irrevocable; it says so right in the license. But it also says you can change your mind and distribute the work differently, or not at all. What does this mean?
The research community is increasingly caught up in geopolitical events and strategies.
Meet Raheema Jalal and Roshan the camel, bringing books to children in rural Pakistan.
In a new twist on academic fraud, a company now offers to pay you to write and publish book reviews that will be credited to someone else.
If you can’t sneak your book into the library, then maybe a catchy tune can help with your sales.
My new favorite author strategy. Step 1) Write a compelling book. Step 2) Be sneaky.
Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.
The SSP’s Charleston Pre-Conference Session looked at key issues and challenges in OA monograph publishing as well as how best to evaluate new OA book models and their potential ROI.
John Sherer describes a new research project which will look at the impact of open access on print monograph sales, particularly in light of the free access provided early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
More about books about libraries and librarians, with a compilation of suggested readings.
Libraries and librarians the world over are complex, diverse, and distinctive — and they make for fascinating reading.
The ability to harvest and reuse publications metadata at scale is good for STEM journal articles but poor for monographs, with significant implications for RIM systems. Why is this so?
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year (and more!). Today we offer Part 2 of our suggestions.
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year (and more!). Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow.