‘Publishers Are Taking the Internet to Court’

Maria Bustillos, in an excellent Nation piece on the publisher lawsuit against the Internet Archive: Penguin Random House, together with fellow megapublishers Hachette, HarperCollins, and Wiley, filed a lawsuit against the Internet Archive alleging “mass copyright...

Demography goes Platinum OA

Duke University Press, in its announcement that Demography is going platinum OA: Since its founding in 1964, Demography has mirrored the vitality, diversity, high intellectual standard, and wide impact of population studies. Published bimonthly, the journal presents...

Counterweight to Elsevier?

Lisa Hinchliffe and Roger Schonfeld, in a Scholarly Kitchen post: Today, ResearchGate and Springer Nature are jointly announcing the findings of their syndication pilot. […] Today’s white paper from the partners reports positive responses from authors and plan...

ASU Receives Koch Money to ‘Accelerate Innovation’ in Higher Ed

From the press release announcing $12 million, from the Charles Koch Foundation among others, to Arizona State University (ASU): ASU’s University Design Institute (UDI) will coordinate the initiative and support other universities to implement their own culture...

‘What are Academic Book Publishers for? Part 2’

Richard Fisher’s follow-up Scholarly Kitchen post is as generously minded as the first. But the hippo in the room—monograph funding—is mostly (if not completely) ignored. Fisher imagines a future with more reader-level sales, at lower prices, but suggests (in...