Paul, David, and I spent part of last week in San Francisco at DPLA West. We were at DPLA West to chat about the DPLA, our work on the Platform, and the recent DPLA Hackfest. The event was held at the Internet Archive and at the San Francisco Public Library. Wonderful venues. One of the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: books
Michael Jensen explains why the National Academies Press decided to make its material openly available.
Eric Frank is the president and co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, Inc., which publishes peer-reviewed online textbooks available under Creative Commons license. He explains his business.
Avi Warshavsky builds online textbooks for Center for Educational Technology in Israel. He talks about whether textbooks have a future.
Robert Darnton, historian and Director of the Harvard Library, talks about the future of books and libraries.
Avi Solomon at BoingBoing has a terrific interview with Michael Greer about the appeal of bookbinding, and about Michael’s “Digital Bible.” I love the photo:
S. Peter Davis at Cracked explains the disturbing fact that libraries pulp books regularly and in secret.
Brewster Kahle gives a tour of one of the Internet Archive‘s book scanning facilities. This one is part of the Archive’s San Francisco headquarters: Recorded during a tour of the facilities, as part of the LOD-LAM conference.
[Note: As always with posts on this blog, authors speak for themselves. – dw] HarperCollins has changed its agreement with the main distributor of e-books to libraries: e-books will now become inaccessible after 26 checkouts. I understand publishers’ desire to limit ebook access so that selling one copy doesn’t serve the needs of the entire… Read more »
(via Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing)