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Against the Grain V34#2

It was a cold winter here in Sullivan’s Island!  But spring has finally sprung and we are looking forward to the summer heat.  Hope that all of you are looking forward to summer as well!

We are getting used to ATG going totally digital and thank you all for welcoming this!  A huge shout out to Toni Nix for her incredible work to bring ATG to life digitally.  This transition took a lot of preparation and many changes to our workflow.  We’re still learning! 

And another huge shout out to Dan Huang, Resource Acquisitions Manager at Lehigh University Libraries, for guest editing this issue.  His article aptly asks “…whether or not we are in a period of technological stagnation,” and “What will break the technological stalemate?” 

Dan seeks answers from our featured authors, including Allen Jones, The New School, who writes about breaking the wall between content and the library patron with a multi-supplier “My Account” area;  Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa and Travis Wall of Pressbooks on Open Educational Resources;  Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan and Michigan Publishing, on the Fulcrum platform and “The Next Big Thing in Academic Publishing… The Book!”;  and finally, John Willinsky, Stanford University and the Open Monograph Project, on the Open Monograph Project’s Open Monograph Press.

Dan and all of our featured authors will be also presenting a free webcast on April 20 — don’t miss your chance to hear more about these intriguing topics and participate in a lively discussion/Q&A afterwards.  Register (or watch the recording when that’s made available afterwards) at https://www.charleston-hub.com/2022/04/free-webcast-ebooks-more-than-a-book/.

Enjoy the rest of your spring, and we’ll see you back here for our next issue in the summer heat of June!  Love, Yr.Ed.  

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