Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Darnton's "Three Jeremiads"

I'm still collecting sources for the soon-to-come post about Google eBooks (formerly to-be-known as Google Editions), but in the meantime I wanted to mention Robert Darnton's NYRB piece "Three Jeremiads," which in which he lays out three major areas for action in today's research library world: skyrocketing journal costs, the need for open-access publications, and the case for a national digital library (some of this piece was in an NYRB blog post that I linked to a couple weeks ago). It's a good essay, touching on a whole range of issues and aspects of these debates that should be of interest to all.

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