Oct 292007

A New York Times story from last week:Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections.The research libraries, including a large consortium in the Boston area, are instead signing on with the Open Content AllianceThe key issue is the terms of Google & Microsoft deals that prevent making the scanned material available to other commercial search services.

Oct 162007

From the blurb:Just published, this guide is designed to give an overview of the available rights and royalties software systems currently available. It provides an introduction and charts some of the main trends in the field and looks at the potential benefits offered by software systems for book and journal publishers.