Peter Brantley

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

By Chris Meadows
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. Peter Brantley, Director of the Bookserver Project at the Internet Archive, writes at Publishers Weekly [...]

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 that urged the librarian community to do a better job of shaping the multitude of conversations [...]

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 experiencing budget cuts; there are too many presses publishing too many titles; there’s growing [...]

Whether public and/or academic

By Paul Biba
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 interests should be more or less bound together with public libraries. The issue has a wide range of [...]

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

By Paul Biba
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 to ebook services.  For libraries, it gives us an opportunity to try to craft our own future. [...]

Peter Brantley on preserving digital copies

By Paul Biba
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 “perpetual work-in-progress.”  She writes: At stake here, some might say, is the question of the [...]

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

By Paul Biba
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 meeting will cover achievements in moving books to the web, including developments in OPDS Catalogs, [...]

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