Category Archives: all things digital

Forbes.com investigates the current e-book lending situation at public libraries in an article titled The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers vs. Libraries. The challenge to libraries is not insignificant.¬† Four of the six publishers are not providing eBooks to libraries … Continue reading

Yesterday Lee Bessette posted about the benefits and pitfalls of doing and defining digital humanities (DH) in Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: College Ready Writing, “Why I Support an Open Definition of DH“: “This is why I think the big … Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed reported this morning on a recent survey of iPad and e-textbook use by¬†college students on four-year campuses. “But even as iPad adoption appears to have stagnated, e-textbooks show signs of finally gaining traction. Twenty percent of students … Continue reading

In today’s Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik reported on sessions taking place at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting discussing the role of traditional blind peer review in scholarly publications in light of the ever-evolving digital landscape for current and … Continue reading

Leslie, Heather, and Lisa study the “Z” contract files as they finish up our 5-week, 1,000+ e-book backlist clearance project.

In today’s Shelf Awareness for Readers newsletter, editor John Mutter opens with a piece on Amazon’s new Fire tablet.  Many in the book business worry about power becoming concentrated in the book world. Amazon likes to play rough: recently it … Continue reading

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus section published a column today on Indiana University’s experiment with E-Textbooks. Here’s how it works: Students in a select group of courses are required to pay a materials fee, which gets them access to the … Continue reading

A few weeks ago when Michael Charry’s new biography of George Szell was reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and Huffington Post on the same day, I checked Amazon.com every few hours to see how the book was … Continue reading

Today’s Inside Higher Ed reports on the grand jury indictment of Aaron Swartz, a 24-year-old programmer and online political activist who is accused of illegally using an MIT guest account to download millions of journal articles from JSTOR, the premier … Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed reported today on how some university presses are incorporating e-book rentals into marketing plans. Rental options might not catalyze a full-fledged e-book boom, press officials say. But they might capture certain customers who would not have otherwise bought the … Continue reading