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  1. The Art Of Sci-Fi Book Covers
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    The Art Of Sci-Fi Book Covers

    Video from Nerdwriter showing and discussing the art of sci-fi book covers.
  2. Can You Name a Book? ANY Book??? - YouTube
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    According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost one in four Americans has not read a book in the past year. So to find out if that is true, we sent a team to the street to ask pedestrians to name a book, and here are the very sad results.
    From Can You Name a Book? ANY Book??? - YouTube
  3. Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread
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    Bold efforts to push academic publishing towards an open-access model are gaining steam. Negotiators from libraries and university consortia across Europe are sharing tactics on how to broker new kinds of contracts that could see more articles appear outside paywalls. And inspired by the results of a stand-off in Germany, they increasingly declare that if they don’t like what publishers offer, they will refuse to pay for journal access at all. On 16 May, a Swedish consortium became the latest to say that it wouldn’t renew its contract, with publishing giant Elsevier.
    From Europe’s open-access drive escalates as university stand-offs spread
  4. Sweden cancels Elsevier contract as open-access dispute spreads
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    Swedish universities have moved to cancel their contract with journal publisher Elsevier as concern over slow progress towards open access spreads. The Bibsam Consortium, which represents 85 higher education and research institutions in the country, said that its current agreement with Elsevier would not be renewed after 30 June.
    From Sweden cancels Elsevier contract as open-access dispute spreads | Times Higher Education (THE)
  5. The Natural Enemy of the Librarian
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    Uplifting monument or waste of space? Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and a conflict between professions, a shift from book warehouses to social hubs. Photographs by Andrea Geyer.
    From The Natural Enemy of the Librarian - Triple Canopy

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