Peter Brantley

Libraries Do Not 'Own' Random House E-Books After All

By libertyc
October 25, 2012 // 9 Comments

Last week we carried a story about a claim that Random House was going to let libraries “own” its e-books. However, it turns out that “own” may have been an optimistic oversimplification. [...]

Internet Archive's Peter Brantley talks to librarians at ALA

By Paul Biba
June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

From The Digital Shift. The full article is well worth reading: The Internet Archive’s Peter Brantley made a cogent and precise presentation at the American Library Association conference this week [...]

Serving a public that knows how to copy: orphan works and mass digitization

By Paul Biba
April 16, 2012 // 4 Comments

That’s the title of an article in  Peter Brantley’s blog at Publishers Weekly.  The entire article is well worth your time. The UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology(BCLT) is among [...]

Rich Books, Poor Society: Random House’s Price Spike, says Peter Brantley

By Paul Biba
March 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

That’s the title of an article in Publishers Weekly by Peter Brantley.  Here’s a bit of it: … RH’s pricing is a very blunt instrument, insensitive to true demand over time as [...]

Peter Brantley speaks on academic ebooks

By libertyc
February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

A new article by Peter Brantley from the Publisher’s Weekly web site. From the Article: There is a growing crisis in the academic monograph marketplace. College and university libraries are [...]

Whether public and/or academic

By libertyc
November 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

A most interesting article by Peter Brantley in Publishers Weekly. Here’s the beginning: One of the most confusing impacts of the surge in access to e-books is whether academic library [...]

Peter Brantley on: “Absent players – libraries and ebook platforms”

By libertyc
October 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

Peter has an article by that name in Publishers Weekly.  Here’s a snippet: The lack of diversity in the library ebook marketplace demonstrates an immaturity in how we envision providing access [...]

Peter Brantley on preserving digital copies

By libertyc
October 12, 2011 // 2 Comments

From an article in Publishers Weekly: … In The New Republic, Laura Bennet writes of the increasing mutability of the book , the sense that digital text, trivially easy to update, becomes a [...]

Report by Peter Brantley on ALA’s OITP eBook Task Force meeting with HarperCollins

By libertyc
June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

During the just concluded ALA 2011 Conference in New Orleans the ALA OITP (Office of Information Technology Policy) eBook Task Force talked with senior HarperCollins staff*** about a number of [...]

Internet Archive “Books in Browsers” meeting: call for proposals

By libertyc
September 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the HASTAC website (blockquotes omitted): The Internet Archive is planning a meeting in San Francisco on Thu. Oct 21 – Fri. Oct 22 tentatively titled “Books in Browsers”. The [...]

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