Support received from Business Librarians Association and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

It may appear that all has gone quiet on the #ebooksos front but this is far from the truth. We are all still very busy building support for an investigation into the ebook market. We are delighted to have recently received support from Sjoukje Schots, Chair of the Business Librarians Association and Gerald Leitner, Secretary … Continue reading Support received from Business Librarians Association and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Johanna Anderson wins “inspiring colleague award” in university staff excellence awards for her work on #Ebooksos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5buKdmlMmU&t=1847s&ab_channel=universityofglos We reported some weeks ago that Johanna Anderson had been nominated twice for a "inspiring colleague" award in the 2021 University of Gloucestershire staff excellence awards in recognition of her work on #ebooksos. Johanna was delighted to learn today that she won the award. You can watch the moment it was announced in the … Continue reading Johanna Anderson wins “inspiring colleague award” in university staff excellence awards for her work on #Ebooksos

Can my students read my books? : Guidance for academics on negotiating contracts with publishers

Background : what is the problem? 1 If you’re writing an academic book, you presumably want your students to read it. To do that, you’re going to want your library to be able to buy it as an ebook. Sounds simple? It’s not. Most academic libraries buy ebooks whenever we can. This is to make … Continue reading Can my students read my books? : Guidance for academics on negotiating contracts with publishers

Professor Charles Oppenheim awards HE Minister 0% for effort and calls for face-to-face meeting

Yesterday, we received a very odd letter from Michelle Donelan MP, which left us all scratching our heads in bemusement. The letter can be read here At a loss for words, for a change, the campaign team handed over the reigns to the esteemed Professor Oppenheim. Please find his analysis of the Minister's letter below. … Continue reading Professor Charles Oppenheim awards HE Minister 0% for effort and calls for face-to-face meeting

Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University backs #ebooksos

A third Vice Chancellor has added their name to the 54 pages of signatures we now have to our open letter. Thank you to Rama Thirunamachandran for your support! As we have said many times, if we have any hope of change, we need senior figures in Higher Education to speak up and support us. … Continue reading Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University backs #ebooksos

700 tickets snapped up for UCL #ebooksos webinar – An event you will not want to miss

Today saw the 700th participant sign up for the UCL Webinar being held on 15th March 2021, https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/open-access/2021/02/09/event-ebooks-webinar/This remarkable level of interest is illustrative of how difficult the current climate is for libraries. Tickets are free and are still available via the link above. Johanna Anderson, lead campaigner #ebooksos and speaker at the event said, … Continue reading 700 tickets snapped up for UCL #ebooksos webinar – An event you will not want to miss