Publishers Weekly reports that “In post-trial briefs made public late on September 10, lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice say they have proven that Penguin Random House’s proposed blockbuster acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster is anti-competitive and should be blocked.
“Offering their view of the law and the evidence after months of fact-finding and three weeks of live testimony at last month’s high profile trial, DOJ attorneys call the proposed acquisition “precisely the march toward concentration and monopsony power that Congress enacted the Clayton Act to prevent,” ...
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- CNI, ARL, and EDUCAUSE Announce that Paul Courant (University of Michigan) Has Been Named 2022 Recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
Title: Panel Discussion: The Role of Publishers and Libraries in the Evolution of Open Research
Presented by: F1000 and Library Journal
Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
“The role of institutional libraries and of publishers continues to evolve along with the changing landscape of research dissemination. Open access publishing has paved the way for a broader open science or open research landscape that emphasizes the importance of sharing research elements across the scientific discovery process. Sharing across the lifecycle supports greater transparency, assists in reproducibility and replicability, and can speed up the dissemination of important research outcomes. …”
CALIBA Regroups in Sacramento – According to this article by Nathalie op de Beeck Sep in Publishers Weekly “Over the weekend, California booksellers met with publishers, reps, and authors in the first in-person fall meeting of the California Independent Booksellers Alliance since the organization was formed by the merger of NCIBA and SCIBA in March 2020. …”