Now, two decades into the OA movement, it is high time for university libraries and presses to finally create a future for OA monographs.
What do you do when the building standards governing the safety of your workplace are deemed inadequate?
Studying the way we’ve studied the past is mutual work. Archivists and librarians, and scholars using their collections, have each been producing critical archives scholarship that too often remains within disciplinary and professional siloes.
An architectural tour of the great libraries of China turns up a spectacular place to read a book on the beach.
The copyright warning notice prescribed by the US Copyright Office misleads library patrons about their fair use rights, and must change.
Libraries continue to sign Transformative Agreements while becoming increasingly convinced that they do not represent the desired transformation. Peter Barr explains why this happens.
With a lawsuit filed last week Pen America, Penguin Random House, authors, and parents began fighting book bans. Other publishers should help.
A.J. Boston offers a route for managing closed access e-serials in a way that finds the best value for libraries, the most content for users, keeps publishers solvent, and experiments on behalf of equity.
Today’s post looks at loosely coupled software and services that together could be used to create a modular library system. What are the merits, and flaws, of such an approach and what can libraries (and technology providers) do to remedy some of the less desired effects of such strategies?
An SNSI research project looks at the views of university Chief Information Security Officers toward network security, potential threats, data security, and the risks posed by Sci-Hub.
Alan Harvey from Stanford University Press discusses their evolving strategy in turbulent times.
Who holds the particular book needed by a reader? What is the balance between the personal library and the institutional collection?
The Chicago Field Museum’s basement holds a collection of some 11 million specimens, preserved and stored in fluid.
What is the most likely scenario for implementation of the OSTP’s Nelson Memo? And what strategies will that offer for publishers?
Two giants in the library technology market move the battle over who controls library catalog records to court.