#ebookSOS makes it into print!

Today sees the publication of Glyn Moody's 'Walled Culture', an important book charting the history of digital copyright, what it means for consumers to no longer own the content they 'purchase', and the social, economic and technological implications of corporate ownership of knowledge and culture. Yohanna, Caroline and Rachel get a mention, as does the … Continue reading #ebookSOS makes it into print!

Wiley: student unions condemn publisher’s actions and editor resigns in protest

In the wake of the Irish library associations' statement on the outrageous behaviour of Wiley (and ProQuest, who apparently sat on the news of the withdrawals for two years before informing libraries), the news has made the Irish press and galvanised student unions. The issue has been reported in the Irish Examiner twice, once on … Continue reading Wiley: student unions condemn publisher’s actions and editor resigns in protest

Irish library associations condemn publisher Wiley’s removal of hundreds of titles from ebook collections – can we expect a similar position from UK sector bodies?

The #ebookSOS campaign applauds and echoes today's joint statement from the Library Association of Ireland, the Consortium of National and University Libraries, the Irish Universities' Association Librarians' Group and the Technological Higher Education Association Librarians' Group, condemning the recent move by Wiley to remove over 1000 key titles from key subscription packages. For further background … Continue reading Irish library associations condemn publisher Wiley’s removal of hundreds of titles from ebook collections – can we expect a similar position from UK sector bodies?

New letter sent to Education Select Committee

In the absence of a Universities Minister since Michelle Donelan stepped down, Team #ebookSOS has sent an updated letter to the Education Select Committee. In the two years since the last letter was sent, the situation has only worsened. Budgets across HE have tightened, library budgets often the most vulnerable targets within universities, whilst publishers … Continue reading New letter sent to Education Select Committee

#ebookSOS short-listed for an Open Publishing Award

The #ebookSOS campaign has been short-listed for an Open Publishing Award! Open Publishing Awards celebrates individuals and communities developing open creative, technological, scholarly, artistic, and civic publishing projects. As we witness a rise in the creation of content, software, systems, and infrastructure that help share knowledge globally without barriers, the Open Publishing Awards seek to recognize … Continue reading #ebookSOS short-listed for an Open Publishing Award

NHS not Vaccinated!

by Steve Bowman, Medical School Librarian and Technology-Enhanced-Learning Lead at Brighton & Sussex Medical School Working as a Medical School Librarian in the NHS over the last year has been a steep learning curve - all our clinicians’ practice is centred on ‘evidence-based practice’ and supplying our clinicians and medical students with the information that … Continue reading NHS not Vaccinated!