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The Competitive Book Sorters Who Spread Knowledge...
by Blake on November 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm
Topic: LibrariesWith minutes to go until game time, the 12 elite sorters have emerged, wearing matching BookOps T-shirts. They march toward the machine as if boarding Apollo 11. The offices upstairs have emptied into the basement, and a wide variety of library personnel fill every available space in the room to cheer the sorters on. “We’re gonna take ‘em down, it’s not gonna be an issue,” says Michael Genao, a 22-year-old sophomore sorter with a […]
Booksellers Protest Amazon Site’s Move to Drop...
by Blake on November 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm
Topic: LibrariesMore than 250 antiquarian book dealers in 24 countries say they are pulling over a million books off an Amazon-owned site for a week, an impromptu protest after the site abruptly moved to ban sellers from several nations. The flash strike against the site, AbeBooks, which is due to begin Monday, is a rare concerted action by vendors against any part of Amazon, which depends on third-party sellers for much of its merchandise and revenue. The protest arrives as increasing […]
Harvard Converts Millions of Legal Documents into...
by Blake on November 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm
Topic: LibrariesA new free website spearheaded by the Library Innovation Lab at the Harvard Law School makes available nearly 6.5 million state and federal cases dating from the 1600s to earlier this year, in an initiative that could alter and inform the future availability of similar areas of public-sector big data. Led by the Lab, which was founded in 2010 as an arena for experimentation and exploration into expanding the role of libraries in the online era, the Caselaw Access Project […]
In win for open access, two major funders to bar...
by Blake on November 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm
Topic: LibrariesThe largest part of the policy change is that as of January 2020, Wellcome and Gates will no longer allow their grantees to publish in so-called hybrid OA journals, which have both subscription and free content. Most scientific journals now follow that hybrid business model, which allows authors to pay a fee if they want to make their articles OA. For the past decade, Wellcome has allowed its grantees to pay these fees, in part because it viewed them as a way to help […]
The Bookseller's Diagram Prize for the Oddest...
by Blake on November 4, 2018 at 8:43 pm
Topic: LibrariesThe prize, founded by Trevor Bounford and the late Bruce Robinson of publishing solutions firm the Diagram Group, is the annual celebration of the book world's strangest and most perplexing titles. The Bookseller and its legendary diarist Horace Bent have been custodians of the prize since 1982. The six books up for what Bent has called "the most prestigious literary gong Britain—nay the world—has ever […]