Joseph Esposito writes:
No Shelf Required, the "portal on all things ebooks and digital content," has a new feature on free ebooks. Every Friday, a source of free ebooks online is reviewed.
Source: "Introducing Free Books Alert, a new feature on No Shelf Required", No Shelf Required, January 27, 2017, http://www.noshelfrequired.com/introducing-free-books-alert-a-new-feature-on-nsr/
Alison Muddit writes: "I’m happy to present a selection of our favorite university press reads of 2016 (and thanks to one of our commenters for the suggestion!). We tend to think of university presses as focused primarily on humanities and social science (dare I say esoteric?) monographs and to be sure, a critical part of our mission is to support scholarship from less-funded, smaller and emerging fields.
New book of interest:
D'Angelo, B., Jamieson, S., Maid, B. and Walker, J. (Eds) (2016). Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines. Fort Collins, Colorado: The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado. http://wac.colostate.edu/books/infolit/
This is a pre-print open access version.
Jill O'Neill writes about the challenges of accessing open access monographs: "In a brief talk at the Charleston Conference this year, I noted that what was needed was a combined stakeholder effort to successfully connect reader and book while making clear the degree of access being offered. "
23 university presses that are part of, or report directly to, university libraries met to discuss the benefits and challenges of that arrangement during the P2L Summit and just released a white paper containing recommendations on how to libraries and university presses could collaborate:
New publication of interest:
Marinos Ioannides, Eleanor Fink, Antonia Moropoulou, et al., eds., Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II (Springer, 2016). ISBN: 978-3-319-48973-5 (Print) 978-3-319-48974-2 (Online)
The University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing announced "the initial beta launch of its Fulcrum publishing platform. In its beta phase, Fulcrum is focused on the presentation of digital source and supplemental materials that cannot be represented adequately in print form. Fulcrum allows for a richer experience and deeper understanding for the reader and enables authors to make better, multi-faceted arguments."