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The Winning Move for Open Access

Publishing and chess would not seem obvious soulmates, but they share much in common. Like chess masters, publishers almost never make a quick strike that leads to victory. It’s possible to win chess in as few as two moves, though most tournaments last much longer. At the London Book Fair earlier this month, the reputations […]

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The Rise of the Researchers

For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors […]

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Coming to London – Open Access Forum

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, […]

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London Book Fair 2017 Preview

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Monday, March 13, Carl Robinson of UK-based Ixxus, a CCC subsidiary, will urge publishers to promote a positive content management culture at the lead-off Quantum Conference sponsored by Nielsen. Carl calls […]

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Behind the Scenes At WaPo’s Book World

In a keynote interview with author Kevin Smokler at last weekend’s PubWest 2017 Conference, critic Ron Charles offers an insider’s tour of one of the last remaining newspaper book sections in the U.S. As editor of the Washington Post Book World, Ron Charles is responsible for an entire ecosystem of book reviewing, which now spans […]

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Dictionaries on the Cutting Edge

What can the history and present state of reference publishing tell us about the future of publishing? As keynote speaker opening the PubWest 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, Erin McKean notes that dictionaries have stood in the vanguard of publishing ever since the first English dictionary appeared in 1604, more than a hundred years before […]

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From Page to Screen

At such an event as the recent Miami Book Fair, everyone may be forgiven for thinking of reading and writing as natural. Certainly, these activities seem natural to us all, but reading and writing are not natural at all. Speech is natural to humans, as natural as songs are for birds. Writing and reading make […]

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The Power of Content

In May, Copyright Clearance Center acquired UK-based Ixxus to help harness the power of content and licensing. Together, CCC and Ixxus are now working with publishers to develop a “content-fi­rst” strategy that combines advanced semantic enrichment, a “single source of truth” content repository, and other exciting tools, says CCC CEO Tracey Armstrong, who spoke about […]

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The Future of Copyright

As was evident everywhere at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, publishing today depends on technology, and technology is pressing copyright in ways never imagined in the days of printing presses. Copyright holders in the digital age are under challenge across the globe, not only from wide-ranging infringement, but also from so-called “reform.” In a panel […]

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Open Access and the Entrepreneurial Publisher

Fundamental to scholarly publishing – as the originator, the creator of valued content – is the researcher.  Once upon a time, researchers lay in the shadows, but are forgotten no more. A good deal of the credit goes to the rise of open access business models, particularly the management of article processing charges, which add […]

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