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Nature Publishing Group attempts immoral moral rights land grab

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

The struggle between scientific publishers and the academic community over open access policies has taken a new and striking turn. Not only is the Nature Publishing Group, publisher of Nature, Scientific American, and other august and popular journals, attempting to induce authors who sign with it [...]

Duke University Press puts over 1600 books online

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Duke University Press has just announced a new online access site for its books and ebooks, http://read.dukeupress.edu/. “Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for [...]

10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections

By libertyc
December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s common knowledge that universities often hold amazing pieces in their library collections, from rare books to priceless works of art. Many are available for viewing simply by visiting the university, but many others are not available for public access, or visitors simply don’t have [...]

Duke University Libraries: eBook Strategy and Advocacy Model

By libertyc
May 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Duke University Libraries: eBook Strategy and Advocacy Model: “Published August 2011 and Prepared by Duke University Libraries E-Book Strategy Committee. E-Book Advocacy Model Duke University Libraries E-Book Advocacy Model E-book Advocacy Statements PDF Version of Materials (10 pages) [...]

Milestones: Internet Archive Digitizes 5000th Book at Duke University « INFOdocket

By libertyc
November 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the Devil’s Tale Blog (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University): The Internet Archive just reached an important milestone by digitizing 5,000 books at Duke. The 5,000th book, The British Album: In Two Volumes, contains poetry by “Della Crusca, Anna [...]

Building an ereader collection, the Duke University Library experience, by Sue Polanka

By libertyc
November 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

I attended this fabulous and informative session during the Charleston Conference on building an eReader collection by Aisha Harvey, Nancy Gibbs, and Natalie Sommerville of Duke University Libraries. I wanted to run my notes past the presenters first, to ensure accuracy, thus the tardiness of this [...]

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