by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
In case you missed it, the latest on the Google Books lawsuit is that it has been certified as a class action suit. Meredith Schwartz has the story in Library Journal, and Karen Coyle weighs in from Coyle’s InFormation with a brief rundown of the story so far, along with her own opinion.
In other news, Heather Morrison at The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics points to the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)’s new report: The potential effect of making journals free after a six month embargo. Nutshell: The publishers want more time to think about it; Morrison says they’ve already had plenty, and public policy is the solution, so they should “quit whining.”
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.