September 3, 2015

First Meeting of the Open Textbook Network Set to Take Place Next Week

From UMass Amherst: Leaders representing more than 75 colleges and universities across the country will convene on the Twin Cities campus [August 3-5, 2015] to develop strategies for advancing open textbook programs on their campuses. Participants will also gain expertise in helping faculty understand the negative impact high textbook costs can have on students’ academic […]

Educational Publishing: Getting Started With EDUPUB, a New Guide From the BISG

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Two items in the post below! UPDATE July 31 EDUPUB Draft Profile Available for Public Review (via IDPF) [EDUPUB is a] semantically-enhanced profile of EPUB 3 for e-textbooks and other learning content, is now available for a 30 day public review. The call for review also includes specifications for: Open Annotations in EPUB 1.0 EPUB […]

Survey Results: Copyright Infringement in the UK (Copyright Infringement Tracker Survey, 5th Wave)

Note: This is the fifth report from the UK Intellectual Property Office survey tracking copyright infringement in the UK. Results from the first four surveys are linked below. From the UK Intellectual Property Office: A new survey, published today [July 22, 2015- by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), highlights the latest UK trends in online […]

Oxford University Press Adding 20 New Titles to OUP Journals Collection for 2016

From an Oxford University Press Announcement: We are delighted to announce final confirmation that 20 prestigious journals will be joining the Oxford Journals Collection for 2016, 14 of which are brand new to OUP. This brings our total Collection offering to 311 journals. These include highly regarded titles such as Pain Medicine and the Journal […]

Random House Children’s Books Hires Jennifer Brown as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Here’s today’s announcement from Random House Children’s Books, the World’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher: Jennifer M. Brown, a 25-year veteran of the children’s book industry, will join Random House Children’s Books as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, effective August 24, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President […]

Canada: The Windsor Public Library’s Espresso Book Machine Has Produced 10,699 Books in Three Years

From The Windsor Star: [Sue] Perry runs the main library’s self-publishing Espresso Book Machine which has produced 10,699 books in three years and she hopes to be even busier delivering professionally-bound paperback books into the hands of local authors. Windsor was the first public library in Canada to install such a machine in 2012 so […]

New Digital Collection: Rare Elizabeth Gaskell Manuscripts Go Digital for the First Time

From the University of Manchester: The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels will feature in the world’s largest online collection of her works which went live this week – giving the public free unlimited access to it for the first time. Highlights from the collection are the unedited ‘warts and […]

New Agreement Brings Springer Content (Eight Million Items) to ReadCube

From Springer: Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadCube’s web, desktop and mobile applications. [Clip] “More than eight million scientific documents on SpringerLink have been indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service.” [Clip] All Springer journal […]

News Roundup

1. HarperCollins Publishers Sells More Than 1.1 Million Copies of Go Set a Watchman in Print, e-Book and Audio Format 2. Emory’s Literary Archives Inspire Next Generation of Poets (via Emory News Center) 3. German Consortium Baden-Wuerttemberg Signs Agreement with Scientific Publisher Elsevier 4. Open to Employed Librarians and Para-Professionals in US and Canada: Apply […]

E-Journals: NYU’s Fales Library Acquires Triple Canopy’s Archive

From Triple Canopy: Triple Canopy is pleased to announce the acquisition of its archive by New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections. This novel initiative will guide the renowned library’s future efforts to archive the work of artists, writers, and organizations whose work exists primarily in—but cannot be reduced to—digital formats. A schedule of […]