April 24, 2018

Ebooks Examined from All Angles at Digital Shift Virtual Conference

LJ’s third annual Ebook third annual ebook summit “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond” featured insightful presentations and lively discussions on topics ranging from ebook discovery, how ebooks have affected collection development strategies, the growth of etextbooks, and a post-mortem on the industry’s response to the Research Works Act early this year.

Joining the Movement: A Call to Action | Peer to Peer Review

Can librarians act on their principles? Barbara Fister hopes so.

It’s a Jungle Out There | Peer to Peer Review

Barbara Fister connects the dots between chicken farmers, microbreweries, book lovers, and scholars.

Tiptoeing Toward the Tipping Point | Peer to Peer Review

Controversy over the Research Works Act is turning many scholars into activists, writes Barbara Fister.

ALA Midwinter 2012: Head of RLUK Calls Research Works Act ‘Audacious in the Extreme’

David Prosser, the executive director of Research Libraries UK (RLUK), says the Research Works Act introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in December is “frankly ridiculous” and an attack on open access.

Weathering the IP Storms | Peer to Peer Review

Barbara Fister thinks libraries are designed to withstand heavy weather.