Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts

Understanding and Negotiating Book Publication Contracts, prepared by Brianna L. Schofield, Robert Kirk Walker, Katherine Bridge, Alfredo Diaz, Karen Graefin vom Hagen, Anna Kuksenkova, Henry Nikogosyan (Berkeley: Authors Alliance, 2018). The latest and largest of the series of guides from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education

Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education, edited by Joe Karaganis (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2018). Shadow Libraries is a collection of country studies exploring “how students get the materials they need.”  Most chapters report original research (usually … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding Rights Reversion

Nicole Cabrera, Jordyn Ostroff, Brianna Schofield, and the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. Understanding Rights Reversion: When, Why & How to Regain Copyright and Make Your Book More Available (Berkeley: Authors Alliance, 2015). Although I am familiar with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Access and the Humanities

Martin Paul Eve, Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014). Martin Eve’s new book is a welcome examination of the unique challenges that the humanities face in open access publishing. Appropriately enough, … Continue reading

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