The Google Books copyright case (Authors Guild vs Google) is finally over – more than 10 years after it started. The Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal from the authors which means the Second Circuit Court decision stands – that the Google Books digitization project was a fair use.
If you’d like to review the details of this case, here are a couple resources:
It’s my pleasure to announce that our long awaited scholarly publishing site is now live: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/services/scholarly-publishing
It’s come to my attention that not everyone is aware that the OA Panel event that was scheduled for today, April 8th, has been cancelled. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
I was asked to give a talk to the Mechanical Engineering department about ethical vs unethical publishing practices. One of the topics of that conversation was how to evaluate a journal you are unfamiliar with. There is a really great checklist that was developed by Nina Collins at Indiana Tech that I updated and shared with the attendees. If you are interested in evaluating a journal, here’s the link to the checklist: https://utexas.box.com/s/42tzzus3dooivzzr0w6fvmwsdoat2lwz