The NEH and the Mellon Foundation are teaming up to offer grants to publishers to turn out-of-print books into freely accessible ebooks. The grant money will be used to secure rights and make the books available online under Creative Commons licenses.
In celebration of all things fair use, UT Austin will be participating in Fair Use Week, Feb. 23th-27th. We’ll have a blog post from some UT Austin folks who were involved in creating a jazz appreciation MOOC, and we’ll be promoting the events, videos, and general expertise that are being created around the country.
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Dutch universities are fighting to make the work published by their academics open access at no extra charge. They are also unwilling to continue to pay above-inflation cost increases for journal subscriptions. The universities have been negotiating with publishers to come up with plans to meet this goal.
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