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Given the torrent of negative media attention enjoyed of late by the state of Illinois and its flagship university , it’s no surprise that the Onion wanted to get in on the action. No mention of pols, clout, or scandal … Continue reading

The Wired Campus reports on Google’s announcement that it will allow authors and publishers to use Google Books as a distribution channel for books that they license through Creative Commons. Google sez: We’ve marked books that rightsholders have made available … Continue reading

Michael Clarke at The Scholarly Kitchen explains the differences between Twitter and other social networks, analyzing the advantages of Twitter for sharing your message (the aim of scholarly communicators everywhere). There may be 250 million people on Facebook, but most … Continue reading

Makes perfect business sense. Rather than demand that the video featuring his song “Forever” be removed from YouTube owing to infringement, Chris Brown’s label recognized the viral potential by adding click-to-buy links to the wildly popular dance-down-the-aisle featuring that groovy St. … Continue reading

The New York Times covers the brouhaha over a new history of Jones County, Mississippi, during the Civil War. Where? you may ask. Not to worry: there are at least two books (one from a respected university press), one unproduced screenplay, … Continue reading

After the past year especially, scholarly publishers are looking for new models that work in an age of digital downloadable segmentable content and declining sales and institutional support. Over ten years ago I heard someone say at a conference that … Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed blogger and local UI personality Oronte Churm has launched perhaps the first ever “Southern Illinois Rocks” online contest in celebration of the publication of his novel, A Democracy of Ghosts. The book is set in southern Illinois, … Continue reading

The Chronicle covers the ways in which academic e-mail lists like H-Net and others have changed to accommodate new directions in online communications. Web 2.0 keeps marching on. But now collaborating online with colleagues is so accepted that scholars are … Continue reading

A week ago today we headed north for the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago. 2009 turned out to be our most successful show to date, with twelve authors on panels, many more who stopped by to say hello, decent … Continue reading