Creative Commons

Morning Links: Amazon launches Prime Now. Book culture heroes of 2014

By Joanna Cabot
December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Five Book Culture Heroes of 2014 (Book Riot) I say this every year, but folks: it’s never been a better time to be a reader. This year, in particular, we’ve been blessed by some incredible people who are making book culture better and more inclusive. So here’s to the book culture heroes of [...]

Creative Commons cookbooks for low-income aspiring chefs

By Joanna Cabot
July 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

I found a great little write-up at Lifehacker about Leanne Brown—a student in food studies who, as part of her course project, has released two gorgeous cookbooks on cheap, healthy home cooking. The best part? Both books are available for free on her website under a Creative Commons license, [...]

The DPLA and the risks of gentrifying America’s public libraries

By David Rothman
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jim Duncan, now executive director of the Colorado Librarian Consortium, offered some needed candor about the Digital Public Library of America for NPR reporter Laura Sydell’s August 19 segment on the DPLA. The reaction from certain NPR commenters online? Nasty bashing of Duncan and other [...] teams up with academic publisher De Gruyter

By Dan Eldridge
April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s been a little while since we’ve had any interesting news to share about, the online service provider that uses a crowdfunding method to obtain the copyrights of certain e-books, which are then made freely available to anyone—or any institution, for that matter, [...]

A legitimate archive of free textbooks

By Dan Eldridge
March 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

I received an email earlier this week from Dr. Frank Lowney, an occasional TeleRead contributor, and the author of The Coming ePublishing Revolution in Higher Education. Dr. Lowney, who is professionally affiliated with Georgia College & State University, most definitely knows his stuff when [...]

The latest campaign looks truly promising

By Dan Eldridge
March 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The gang is at it again, doing what they can to get the word out about the latest titles they’re attempting to “unglue.” One of the books, Sara Roncaglia’s Feeding the City, looks fantastic. Originally written in Italian and published by Open Book Publishers, [...]

Morning Links — Will Bookish Succeed?

By Joanna Cabot
February 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

eReaders Not Selling Well in German Bookstores (The Digital Reader) Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Material is Not as Easy as it Looks (Techdirt) Bookish: Will it Succeed? (Digital Book World) Libraries Lobby Publishers to Change eBook Policies (Penn Live) Kindle Daily Deals: Justice Denied by [...]

Help the Gates Foundation decide how to spend money on libraries

By David Rothman
December 2, 2012 // 5 Comments

In an even more wired future, what will be the needs of public libraries in the U.S. and elsewhere? Just what is the role of libraries if “a person can access much of the information in the world from a device”? How to bring about the right kind of “lasting changes”? The Bill and Melinda [...] relaunches with five campaigns

By Chris Meadows
October 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

I got an email this morning indicating that Creative Commons book crowdsourcing site is relaunching with a new payment processor and several new ungluing campaigns. first launched a few months ago with the goal of collecting donations to put toward “ungluing” copyrighted [...]

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