Entries Tagged as 'Open Access'

Amazon forces Unglue.it to Suspend Crowdfunding for Creative Commons eBooks

August 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

From an Unglue.it press release, very disappointing news. I have no doubt that Eric and his team will find an alternative solution very soon. “Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for Unglue.it, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns.” announced Eric Hellman, President of Gluejar, Inc., the […]

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Tags: Collection Development · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Project Gutenberg adds 40,000 title

July 9th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congrats to Project Gutenberg on adding it’s 40,000th title.  Hat tip to @paulkbiba for the news. From the PG site: With little fanfare, Project Gutenberg reached #40000 in its eBook series; Extinct Birds: an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times: that is, […]

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Unglue.it celebrates the first successful campaign

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congrats to everyone at Unglue.it for the first successful campaign.  Here is the official press release: Two hundred and fifty-nine supporters pledged a total of $7,578 to a campaign to “unglue” Ruth Finnegan’s 1970 classic, “Oral Literature in Africa”. The campaign, which lasted 33 days, topped the campaign’s target at 12:30AM EDT on June 20 […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

SAGE and UNC Greensboro partner on open access

June 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

It’s interesting to see more academic libraries using funds to subsidize author fees for open access journals. I expect this trend to continue.  Below is another example between SAGE and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, from the press release: Los Angeles, CA (June 20, 2012) SAGE and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Bibliotheca to support open source eBook model

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

Douglas County Libraries makes the news again.  This time, as the motivation for Bibliotheca to adopt an open source platform for econtent delivery (www.bibliotheca.com/ebook).  Here is more from the press release: Rotkreuz, Switzerland – Tuesday 19th June Bibliotheca, the leading global developer and supplier of technologies designed to enhance library efficiency and the user experience, […]

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Tags: Library News · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · Publishing · Vendor News

Unglue.it looking to finish it’s first campaign

June 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

Have you heard of Unglue.it?  If not, read on… Unglue.it is a a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world. We work with rights holders to decide on fair compensation for releasing a free, legal edition of their already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing. Then everyone […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Preservation · Vendor News

SAGE and Simon Fraser University partner for open access publishing

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a SAGE press release: Los Angeles, CA (May 17, 2012) SAGE and Simon Fraser University (SFU), a leader in the open access movement and a member of COPE (Compact for Open-access Publishing Equity), have announced a partnership designed to encourage social science and humanities faculty and students at SFU to publish in SAGE Open. […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

Unglue.it launching now – five campaigns are open

May 17th, 2012 · Comments Off

Congratulations to everyone at Unglue.it on the official launch. May 17, 2012 — Unglue.it (http://unglue.it) is launching on May 17, 2012, at noon EDT, with campaigns for books from five initial authors and publishers: Michael Laser, 6-321 Joseph Nassise, Riverwatch Nancy Rawles, Love Like Gumbo Budding Reader, Cat and Rat Open Book Publishers, Oral Literature […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Press Releases · Vendor News

U of Minnesota launches catalog of open source books, will pay faculty to review

May 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

A very interesting development at the University of Minnesota was discussed in an article found at Inside Higher Ed.  Here’s a clip from the article:  Minnesota launched an online catalog of open-source books last month and will pay its professors $500 each time they post an evaluation of one of those books. (Faculty members elsewhere […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Open Access · Reviews · Textbooks

Unglue.it to launch on May 17 at 12 noon EDT

April 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

From an Unglue.it email:  So: here it is.  On May 17, at 12 noon EDT, unglue.it will launch its first set of campaigns. Between now and then we’ll be eyeballs-deep in code and paperwork, running the final tests on our payment processing system, applying some last-minute usability and design tweaks, and working with our rights […]

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Tags: Licenses/Licensing Issues · Open Access · Vendor News