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Project MUSE: 300 “HTML5″ Open Access Books Now Available on the Redesigned MUSE Platform | LJ infoDOCKET

From Gary Price via Library Journal Info Docket”

Nearly 300 open access (OA) books are now available from Project MUSE, the highly-acclaimed online collection of humanities and social science scholarship, on a newly designed platform that represents a major step forward in OA publishing in these fields.

The books will be delivered in a highly-discoverable and adaptable format using user-friendly HTML5, rather than static PDFs, and will include titles from Johns Hopkins University Press, Cornell University Press, Duke University Press, University of Hawai’i Press, University of Michigan Press, Syracuse University Press, The MIT Press, and Temple University Press.

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Source: Project MUSE: 300 “HTML5″ Open Access Books Now Available on the Redesigned MUSE Platform | LJ infoDOCKET

Links to Presentations and Posters From the 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) | LJ infoDOCKET

From Gary Price via Library Journal Info Docket:

“The 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (#COASP10) concludes today in Vienna, Austria. We’ve been posting links to presentations and posters as we have learned about them. We plan to continue to update this post. Please bookmark and stop by again.”

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Source: Links to Presentations and Posters From the 10th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) | LJ infoDOCKET

Recording and Slides Available from the Hot Topics Series: The 2.5% Commitment: Investing in Open – Duraspace.org

From Carol Minton Morris at Duraspace:

“Members of Duraspace are among leaders of institutions from all over the world who share a belief that our digital scientific and cultural heritage should be preserved and made accessible for future generations. Members of DuraSpace have been invited to become part of a conversation that aims to begin an investigation into what it will take to sustain the emerging set of open technologies that underpin the open scholarly ecosystem we all depend on.The recording and slides from “The Future Will Be Open?” series kick-off webinar on May 17: “The 2.5% Commitment: Investing in Open” are now available. This webinar focused on David Lewis’ proposal for a 2.5% investment in open infrastructure and how it aims to make visible the investments academic libraries make in open infrastructure and content.”

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Source: Recording and Slides Available from the Hot Topics Series: The 2.5% Commitment: Investing in Open – Duraspace.org

A Mass of Copyrighted Works Will Soon Enter the Public Domain | The Atlantic

From the Glenn Fleishman at The Atlantic:

The Great American Novel enters the public domain on January 1, 2019—quite literally. Not the concept, but the book by William Carlos Williams. It will be joined by hundreds of thousands of other books, musical scores, and films first published in the United States during 1923. It’s the first time since 1998 for a mass shift to the public domain of material protected under copyright. It’s also the beginning of a new annual tradition: For several decades from 2019 onward, each New Year’s Day will unleash a full year’s worth of works published 95 years earlier.

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Source: A Mass of Copyrighted Works Will Soon Enter the Public Domain – The Atlantic