When Don Herzog (photo left) was near to finishing what would be his fifth book, he considered all of the available publication options — and then made a decision he calls “obvious and easy” for a tenured professor like himself: he would make his book, Household Politics: Conflict in Early Modern England, available for free to
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On Wednesday U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer, Jr. granted the U-M’s motion for summary judgment in the Authors Guild lawsuit that sought to severely curtail the HathiTrust Digital Library initiative.
Last week it was announced that the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google have settled the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the AAP in 2005 over Google’s library book scanning project.
Video portrait of Leyla Lau-Lamb, Senior Conservator of Books and Papyri at the University of Michigan Library.
Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Disability Issues Librarian at the Taubman Health Sciences Library, has received the 2012 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
A new grant will enable Michigan entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to more readily obtain critical information from journals, conference proceedings, books, and other research library holdings at greatly reduced prices.
The University of Michigan Library recently announced that the California Digital Library (CDL), one of the world’s largest digital research libraries, is joining its grant-funded effort to identify public domain volumes from among the more than ten million volumes that reside in HathiTrust.
The exhibit “An Imaginary Arctic: Speculative Cartography in the Search for the Northwest Passage” offers a close look at centuries of cartographic representations of the so-called Northwest Passage, a once mythical Arctic trade route from Europe to Asia.