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Free!

Peter Suber’s book “Open Access” has gone open access today. It’s free, free, free! Even better: Open Access is available in a myriad of formats, including not only your run-of-the-mill PDF but also ePub, Mobi, and HTML. Get the book … Continue reading

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This is the Most Awesome Thing Since Sliced Bread.

The most awesome thing since sliced bread is, of course, a license to grant “public non-commercial online access to copyrighted material” after sales of the material has dropped below a preset threshold. How sensible and cool is that! Check out a … Continue reading

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Open Books Publishers

Open Book Publishers, the second publisher featured in this series is much different than RosettaBooks, its predecessor. While RosettaBooks is an aggressive commercial publisher, Open Book Publishers is an academic publisher “committed to making high-quality research available to readers around … Continue reading

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It Makes Me So Happy . . .

. . . to see Creative Commons licensed blogs. As you may recall, Creative Commons licenses are a way to waive some copyright rights to your creative property, be they blogs, comics, Youtube clips, or whatever other expressions spring from … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Agnostic, Maybe:
About a week and a half ago, Gluejar opened up their Unglue.it service, whose purpose is to coordinate crowdfunding in order to pay authors and publishers to release a published book as a digital edition…

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Free Books!

Kids in a candy store! Rebecca Bloomwood in a shopping mall! Michelle Duggar in an obstetrics ward*! Me in the Creative Commons-licensed bookstore! Backing up a bit: Creative Commons licenses are a way for creators of all kinds of media protected by copyright … Continue reading

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In Other News Today . . .

In other news today, we have MIT protesting the actions of Elsevier. At issue is Elsevier’s newly instituted policy that prohibits authors from “deposit[ing] in, or posting to, subject-oriented or centralized repositories (such as PubMed Central), or institutional repositories with … Continue reading

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