Union demands regulator step in and review e-book industry

The University and College Union (UCU) has called on the government to ask the Competitions and Market Authority to review the academic e-book market to ensure that research and information is more affordable for staff, students and institutions.In a letter to universities minister, Michelle Donelan, UCU General Secretary, Dr Jo Grady writes, A few key … Continue reading Union demands regulator step in and review e-book industry

Senior National Health Service information professionals call for action on ebooks

In an unprecedented move, senior information professionals working in UK National Health Service (NHS) have issued a statement supporting our call for action on ebooks. It reads, Access to up-to-date information is critical for supporting day-to-day decision making in health and care. To deliver high quality care and support to patients, service users, carers and … Continue reading Senior National Health Service information professionals call for action on ebooks

Outrage as Pearson increase ebook prices by 500% in one week

#ebooksos were dismayed to learn yesterday that Pearson Education UK intend to increase the price of their ebooks by 500% on December 6th. Pearson were one of the few publishers with ebook prices that mirrored their hardcopy prices. Librarians are now faced with just a week to review their Pearson ebook licence holdings before the … Continue reading Outrage as Pearson increase ebook prices by 500% in one week

#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