• Posts Tagged ‘scholarly publishing’

    • Aaron Swartz

      February 20, 2013 | 6 comments

      In Brief:This article discusses Aaron Swartz’s life and legacy, especially his contributions to libraries. Via video, narrative, and archived email discussions, it conveys a sense of Swartz’s values and conversational style. It concludes with a detailed timeline of his life. This is a living article about someone who died. This version is complete, but it’s […]

    • The Ebook Cargo Cult

      July 11, 2012 | 24 comments

      Libraries created the present crisis in scholarly publishing, and we are creating a similar crisis now with our approach to ebooks. We created the crisis in scholarly publishing by ceding control of an intrinsic library function, abstracting and indexing, a decision with inevitable consequences. Consequences like the present need to boycott Elsevier for its predatory […]

     
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