infoDOCKET shares these reflections from Brewster Kahle‘ s blog,”As a young man, I wanted to help make a new medium that would be a step forward from Gutenberg’s invention hundreds of years before.
By building a Library of Everything in the digital age, I thought the opportunity was not just to make it available to everybody in the world, but to make it better–smarter than paper. By using computers, we could make the Library not just searchable, but organizable; make it so that you could navigate your way through millions, and maybe eventually billions of web pages…”
According to STMPublishing News “Today, the MIT Press and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) announced a three-year collective action agreement that provides Direct to Open (D2O) access for all fifteen member libraries. An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model to a collaborative, library-supported open access model…”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that AIP Publishing has release a number of new publications as “Monthly readership continues to rise by an average of 40% per month, demonstrating the strong demand for relevant, in-depth, and essential publications in the physical sciences, reaching a global audience of researchers, practitioners, and educators in the physical sciences across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- ScienceOpen and Longleaf have partnered to feature University Presses’ Sustainable History Monograph Pilot Collection on ScienceOpen.
- Digital Science partners with OntoChem GmbH to better support Life Sciences industry R&D
- SPIE announces read and publish agreement with Delft University of Technology
- Elsevier commits to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040
- COAR releases version 3.0 of the resource types vocabulary
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
|Register now for The Evolving Role of the Librarian, an upcoming virtual forum from the Chronicle of Higher Education examining how library managers can develop their skills to meet the needs of a changing future. “Join us as our panel of national experts discusses the state of college librarians today and how their role may change on a post-Covid campus…”|