Small Publishers Find a Niche with Open Access Books

Small Publishers Find a Niche with Open Access Books

University presses, learned societies and small commercial publishers that have been the most vulnerable to disruption brought by the Internet, open access (OA) movement and tight library budgets are starting to experiment with models for publishing OA books. The good news for them? Three of the five most dominate academic publishers are not.


The Stubbornness of Print and the Consistency of Change

The Stubbornness of Print and the Consistency of Change

By: Michael Norris

As I write this, Simba Information is preparing to move offices. For any subscriber, at any organization of any size, you know exactly what kind of headache this is causing.

We’ve been where we are in the city of Stamford, Connecticut since President Bush’s first term. Without the same generous amount of storage space in our new quarters, we have been spending a lot of time sorting through paper.

In one drawer I found handwritten notes I jotted down during a 2010 AAP mee...