What, if anything, should be done about the fact that the Open Access movement embraces not only a variety of definitions of the term “open access,” but also a diversity of visions as to what constitutes an acceptable future for access to scholarship?
The Digital Public Library of America has launched, and it is an impressive achievement that is bound to grow over the coming years.
Despite the fact that the Google Books settlement was not approved, Google’s mass digitization has forever transformed the landscape of publishing, libraries, and the way we think about information.
“Free” is an illusion and an insult. All information we want costs money, and we as creators want it to cost money.
It’s time to abandon the library-as-victim narrative and write a new story.
An essay in the New York Review of Books about the Google Books Settlement is based on flawed reasoning. Here’s why.