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The Data Dilemma

Of the world’s vast collection of data –information and creative works in every imaginable form, physical as well as digital — 90% came into existence in the last two years. Big Data holds big promise for science, business and the human condition to create new value, realize medical breakthroughs and better human lives. As Big Data […]

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At London, The Next Wave in OA Is Author Services

In 2016, the challenge for scholarly publishing is less about access for articles and more than ever about success for authors, individually and collaboratively. Yesterday at the London Book Fair, editors and executives from traditional publishers and innovative start-ups shared insights on the opportunities opening up for journals to offer value-added services to their author […]

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London Book Fair Countdown Continues

“Oh, To Be in England, Now That April’s There!” This month, the book business sets course for London and the city’s annual Book Fair. Copyright Clearance Center hosts special book fair programming on “The Next Wave” for Open Access publishing and examines “The Data Dilemma.” You are invited to join the discussion about Rights Licensing, […]

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London Book Fair Countdown

Approaching April, the book business sets course for London and the city’s annual Book Fair. Copyright Clearance Center hosts special programming on “The Next Wave” for Open Access publishing and examines “The Data Dilemma.” You are invited to join the discussion about Rights Licensing, Big Data, Open Access and more! In 2015, in an engaging […]

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The Good, The Bad & The Monopoly

At Digital Book World 2016 last week, antitrust attorney Jonathan Kanter laid out the basic principles of anti-trust law and how it might apply to the large tech companies that dominate the paths to sales and to marketing of books. Among other issues, Kanter addressed the thorny question of what is actually “practical” where it […]

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Sleeping Through A Revolution

Delivering more of a wake-up call than a keynote speech, Jonathan Taplin today told the opening session in New York City of  Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2016  that while he wishes content were king, “I am worried that platform is king.” He urged attendees to focus attention on what content creators can do […]

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City Lights Balances Business & “Poetic Sensibility”

Last month at the PubWest 2016 Conference, City Lights Publisher Elaine Katzenberger accepted the annual  Jack D. Rittenhouse Award, presented in Santa Fe, NM. City Lights founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti was unable to attend; the energetic 96-year-old recently attended a conference in Mexico, said Katzenberger, and he just couldn’t get back on the road so soon […]

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Creative Edge Publishing

At this month’s PubWest 2016 Conference, Jim Childs, publisher at Rowman & Littlefield’s Globe Pequot, Lyons Press, and Falcon Guides, offered “a tour of ‘non-book’ thinking from all over the place.” As Childs noted in his lunchtime keynote at the LaFonda Hotel in Santa Fe, book publishing continues to defy the experts’ expectations and has […]

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The Agile Publisher

Publishing in 2016 is a technology business. That’s been true for some time, of course. Yet the technology-driven approach to business is profoundly and fundamentally different from traditional publishing practices.  How can and will scholarly publishers reconcile that dichotomy?  How should a publisher harness today’s dynamic digital environment in order to drive innovation? Those were […]

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We Are Not Strangers Here

In a keynote address for the recent PubWest Conference 2016, novelist Mira Jacob spoke passionately of the importance of finding and cultivating voices that speak to the myriad of American experiences. For an earlier publishing gathering, those words went unheard, though they brought the PubWest audience in Santa Fe to their feet. Jacob talked about […]

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