Frank Chimero · The Good Room
If we’re setting out to change the character of technology in our lives, we’d be wise to learn from the character of places.
802  design 
6 days ago
How Zine Libraries Are Highlighting Marginalized Voices
"Zine libraries are making sure those histories aren't forgotten."
802  zines  libraries 
11 days ago
The 'Future Book' Is Here, but It's Not What We Expected | WIRED
Nice overview of a lot of trends, with a bit of historicism for fun.
802  ebooks  digital 
26 days ago
What We’ve Learned From A Decade-Long Copyright Case — And It’s Still Not Over | Above the Law
Georgia State's 2008 case re: fair use in e-reserves. Ten years later, s rulings, 2 appeals, and no forward motion at all
802  copyright 
29 days ago
You-niversity? – Making Knowledge Public – Medium
Carina Albrecht and Alice Fleerackers' survey results, on the university-public relation
5 weeks ago
What’s the Matter with Fiction Sales?
PW analysis of downward trends in fiction sales over the past five years. Various theories floated.
802  sales  fiction 
8 weeks ago
New Record: More than 1 Million Books Self-Published in 2017
Note that these numbers are based on ISBNs issued. Amazon does not require an ISBN...
802  self-publishing 
october 2018
Trump-bullied Canada to increase copyright terms 20 years if trade deal passes
Read past the sensationalistic headline... our copyright term may about to be extended by 20 yrs.
802  copyright 
october 2018
Volume 23, Number 10 - 1 October 2018
Guest-edited issue of First Monday on screen vs print reading
october 2018
OMDC Book Industry Profile
2017 profile of Canadian publishing by the Ontario Media Development Corp
802  Canadian 
september 2018
Most Read Fiction | Amazon Charts
September 2018 snapshot of the actual activity on Amazon.ca
802  reading  amazon 
september 2018
INDU - Statutory Review of the Copyright Act
Collection of briefs and witnesses in the current round of consultation on Canadian copyright reform. A treasure trove of statements from various stakeholders
802  copyright 
september 2018
MT:Omnivore - Why Walmart, Why Kobo; Summer Reading; Delicious Links
Kobo's Michael Tamblyn on their new ebook partnership with Walmart
802  ebooks  kobo 
september 2018
Who controls your data?
engadget article on how your personal data gets stored, and how mysterious it is how it gets used.
september 2018
Internet Trends Report 2018
Mary Meeker's annual incredibly high-level trends data.
802  meeker 
may 2018
Editoria — Building a Book in a Browser – Paged Media
UCalifornia Press' Erich van Rijn on browser-based editing and production
802  production 
february 2018
Apple and Walmart Inject New Life Into Sleepy E-Book Market
Interesting report on Kobo's new Walmart deal and the role that might be played by Shelfie, the e-book bundling service (a Vancouver startup) that Kobo acquired.
802  kobo  ebooks 
january 2018
Leftover Thoughts From 2017 – Baldur Bjarnason's Notes
> They benefit from the fact that modern software companies don’t actually have an incentive to make a better product. They have an incentive to create more invasive, trackeable products and until that changes, analogue products will have an ongoing competitive advantage.
january 2018
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 
december 2017
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 
november 2017
Peer review: the end of an error?
On the use and usefulness of peer review
802  scholarly 
november 2017
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 
november 2017
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 
october 2017
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 
october 2017
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