Tag Archives: books

eBooks: Competition, reader rights and author remuneration

The title and some formulations in this post have been modified on 14 March 2012 to adapt them better to its subject. Despite a very good article in the Wall Street Journal, most commentators struggle to find their way in the recent announcements regarding a possible antitrust action against 5 publishers and Apple. The difficulty […]

A step towards synergy between public libraries and the knowledge commons

The signature of a partnership agreement between the French National Library (BnF) Bibliothèque de Nationale de France and Wikimedia France is excellent news. 1400 public domain books in French digitized and OCR-ed in Gallica will be included in WikiSource. Internet users will be able to correct the unavoidable errors of optical character recognition. Gallica will […]