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Announcing the Authors Alliance Guide to Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors | Authors Alliance
Yet another collective guide to fair use; this time from the Authors Alliance.
802  copyright 
7 days ago
How Can We Make Scholarship More Relevant? | University of Venus
About the Triangle SCI (SCholarly Communications Institute) meetings that Hannah recently went to.
802  scholarly 
29 days ago
Peer review: the end of an error?
On the use and usefulness of peer review
802  scholarly 
5 weeks ago
Something is wrong on the internet – James Bridle – Medium
On "infrastructural abuse" stemming from algorithmically driven scale online. And the kids that watch.
802  models  children  algorithms 
5 weeks ago
It's The End Of CanCon As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The CanadaLand Podcast takes on Minister Joly's cultural policy announcement, with guest Michael Geist.
802  policy 
8 weeks ago
Why Canada’s New Cultural Policy Will Be Terrible for the Arts · The Walrus
Via Sarah... This is about the brand new announcement re arts and culture policy from Minister Joly
802  policy 
8 weeks ago
“This book is an action”: Notes on Creating a Feminist Small Press – Hook & Eye
Part of a 2-(or more) part blog series on the establishment of Toronto's Gap Riot Press.
802  models 
11 weeks ago
We Need Your Help | Room Magazine
Room magazine subscription drive, with some magazine economics exposed.
802  magazines 
12 weeks ago
W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation
Web standards body recommends DRM layer as part of web specifications
802  DRM 
12 weeks ago
Current Affairs | Culture & Politics
Disturbingly necessary rebuttal to the "pro-colonial" article published in Third World Quarterly... Which also raises all sorts of questions about peer review, impact, and scholarly publishing
802  scholarly 
12 weeks ago
Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?
A great guide to publicity strategies, except applied in an unethical way...
802  structure  marketing 
august 2017
Why the print vs ebook story is a bit more complicated than that, actually
Very brief and to-the-point commentary on UK Publisher's stats for 2016
802  ebooks 
april 2017
Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria - The Atlantic
Interesting post-mortem on the late Google book scanning project.
802  google  book 
april 2017
Amazon 2016 Letter to Shareholders | Amazon.Com
Bezos 2016 letter, also including his 1997 letter
802  amazon 
april 2017
The rise of reading analytics and the emerging calculus of reader privacy in the digital world | Lynch | First Monday
Clifford Lynch provides a really well researched analysis of reader tracking strategies, tactics, and models, and why we should care.
802  reading  ebooks  privacy  data 
april 2017
Books after the Death of the Book | Public Books
Matt Kirschenbaum on the realpolitik of ebooks and unofficial supply chains in the digital era.
802  ebook  models 
april 2017
FiresideFiction: About Our New Site
Nice piece by Pablo Defendini about running a side outside of the norms of Wordpress, Medium, etc.
802  cms 
march 2017
Ethical imperatives in AI and generative art
An article based on Liza Daly's talk at SFU in Feb 2017
art  bots 
march 2017
DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat | Ars Technica
On the adoption of DRM architectures withing web standards
802  open  web  drm 
march 2017
The Copyright Modernization Act: A Guide for Post-Secondary Instructors - viewcontent.cgi
Focusing on the educational fair-dealing exceptions added in Canada's Copyright Modernization Act (2012)
802  copyright 
february 2017
The Futures of Typography
Via Alessandra B, a really nice essay on the deep history and future of typography
802  type  design  history 
february 2017
The rising price of knowledge: University of Calgary cuts 1,600 academic resources
"U of C’s libraries and cultural resources department has cancelled academic journal subscriptions valued at $1.5 million."
802  scholarly 
february 2017
W3C and EME: it isn't about preventing DRM but saving the W3C – Baldur Bjarnason
"There are no practical reasons to do any standards work at the W3C in the long term, only moral ones."
802  web  standards  DRM 
february 2017
Research, Evaluation and Performance Measurement
...evidence-based research, program evaluation and performance measurement activities related to the Council’s priorities and commitments
802  funding  arts 
february 2017
The Cabbage Tree Method: Open Source Collaborative Product Development
A book about web-first editorial and production processes, produced by the web-first editorial and production processes described in the book.
802  web  book  production 
february 2017
Canadian Scholarly Publishing Working Group: Interim Report, January 2017
A short report from the Canadian Assn of Research Libraries that provides a good overview of the scholarly publishing landscape, infrastructure, and initiatives in Canada today.
802  scholarly 
february 2017
Global Kids Connect Surveys China, Latin America and Brexit
From the Bologna Children's Book Fair... a bit about MPub alum Xiaoyan Huang and her company, Everafter Books.
802  rights  international  kidlit 
february 2017
This is The New York Times’ digital path forward » Nieman Journalism Lab
Summary and analysis of the new NYTimes 2020 Path Forward report.
802  models  journalism 
january 2017
Publishing in Wartime | if:book
Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson on why the boycott of Simon & Schuster (re Yiannopoulos) is right and important.
802  models  ethics 
january 2017
Renewing Medium’s focus
"we are reducing our team by about one third — eliminating 50 jobs, mostly in sales, support, and other business functions. We are also changing our business model to more directly drive the mission we set out on originally."
802  blogging 
january 2017
Julia Hildebrand on Webbygetariiaaniaanism – Adam Hyde
Interesting take on the apparent trend away from indie blogs
802  blogging 
january 2017
Yes, Digital Literacy. But Which One? | Hapgood
Fascinating discussion of how to tech information literacy in the age of the web.
802  literacy  web 
january 2017
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