Archives: Frankfurt Book Fair

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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Get Smart About Content

For publishers, content is at the heart of every conversation with business partners – and with their authors and readers, too. Since its acquisition by Copyright Clearance Center earlier this year, Ixxus now goes far beyond traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM), a market expected to grow to more than $9.4 billion by 2018. “Publishers today […]

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Frankfurt Becomes A Refuge For Books

The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is a global jamboree of self-expression. The world’s authors and publishers arrive with poetry, fiction, science and business texts that map to the remarkable range of human talent. In 2016, Book Fair organizers recognize that the book world rests on a foundation of free speech. In a world where the […]

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At Frankfurt, Vitek Tracz Predicts Next Moves for Open Access

A “Picasso” says Richard Smith, and a “seer of science publishing,” declares Science. “One of the most important publishers of the last decade,” according to Michael Eisen, Public Library of Science (PLOS) co-founder. A serial entrepreneur, an art collector, a mathematician and a filmmaker. Vitez Tracz is all these things, and much, much more. Earlier […]

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Frankfurt Not Just For Books Anymore

As fall begins, the Frankfurt Book Fair looms, coming to the German financial capital October 19 through 23. Traditional expectations for industry trade shows face unprecedented challenges in 2016, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. The Frankfurt Book Fair organizers, he says, have managed to keep the show fresh and attractive by moving outside […]

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Authors, Front & Center

For the opening of CCC’s annual “Town Meeting” on Open Access at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the shift underway in scholarly publishing to an author-centric world took center stage. In a one-on-one “keynote” interview last Thursday morning, CCC’s Chris Kenneally spoke with Melinda Kenneway, co-founder of Kudos, a web-based service that helps researchers and their […]

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In Frankfurt, Rushdie Battles War on Free Speech

In an address to the press conference opening the Frankfurt Book Fair, author Salman Rushdie extolled freedom of speech and expression as a basic human right, common to all and not limited to a few. He also cast the book world as under siege and worried that the enemy may have an edge. “Publishing is […]

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Open Access Special: Making An Asset of Compliance and Reporting

The Next Wave of Open Access is coming on fast. Scholarly publishing must move beyond a single-issue focus on Article Processing Charges to address end-to-end solutions that engage authors throughout the workflow. To maintain a robust and transparent Open Access publishing program, publishers juggle many compliance and reporting responsibilities. VAT compliance, funder compliance, and institutional reporting […]

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Open Access, The Next Wave

The Next Wave of Open Access is coming on fast. Scholarly publishing must move beyond a single-issue focus on Article Processing Charges to address end-to-end solutions that engage authors throughout the workflow. At a Frankfurt Book Fair panel discussion organized earlier today by Copyright Clearance Center, authors, publishers, funders, and institutional representatives and publishers gathered  for […]

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