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 ====== NEWS ====== ====== NEWS ======
  
-===== Where next for the e-textbook market=====+====== The e-textbook market =====
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 +[[https://​insights.uksg.org/​articles/​10.1629/​uksg.586/​|How the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated an e-book crisis and the #ebooksos campaign for reform.]] 
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 +Anderson, Y. and McCauley, C. Insights, 35, p.13.  27 Jul 2022, DOI: http://​doi.org/​10.1629/​uksg.586 
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 +"This article sets out the problems with the e-book market and the origins and work to date of #ebooksos, a librarian-led campaign for a fairer e-book market for libraries. While many of the issues identified predated the Covid-19 pandemic, the rapid pivot to remote teaching and learning and the subsequent change in working cultures it precipitated brought these issues to a head. The article is primarily about the academic context as the authors are academic librarians, but the e-book library crisis applies to all sectors and the #ebooksos campaign aims to represent them all. While it is recognized that change will take time, as with related change in areas such as open access and the movement of journals from print to online, this underlines, rather than diminishes, the need for the campaign to keep highlighting the problems and to work with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver an approach to e-books that is equitable and sustainable. The #ebooksos campaign is in its infancy and thus this article presents a snapshot of a work in progress at the vanguard of librarianship and information work"​. 
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 +**[[https://​www.researchinformation.info/​analysis-opinion/​there-systemic-problem-ebooks|Is there a systemic problem with ebooks?​]]** 
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 +James Gray. Research Information. 23 May 2022. 
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 +From the article: "The main concern librarians share with me is that buying a set number of eTextbook licenses, restricted to a single person, that expire after a year, is a lot more expensive than buying paper copies that can be re-used on a bookshelf. Similarly, students don’t always understand some of the restrictions on digital content, considering digital, by its very nature, as synonymous with quick and easy access. Students expect seamless online access to their course content that is both fair and affordable – and, ideally, free.Meanwhile,​ the primary issue for academic publishers is they can only continue to exist if they find a way to sell their intellectual property digitally for a price that covers their costs"​.
  
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-[[https://​wonkhe.com/​blogs/​where-next-for-the-e-textbook-market/​|Where next for the e-textbook market]]? Price rises, changes in models, changes in student demand - the textbook market is still not working well. James Gray, Libby Homer, and Rod Bristow ask what will come next. Wonkhe 6 December 2021\\+**[[https://​wonkhe.com/​blogs/​where-next-for-the-e-textbook-market/​|Where next for the e-textbook market]]?** 
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 +Price rises, changes in models, changes in student demand - the textbook market is still not working well. James Gray, Libby Homer, and Rod Bristow ask what will come next. Wonkhe 6 December 2021\\
 [NOTE: This article was published in association with Kortext. The authors of this piece spoke at at [[https://​www.kortext.com/​blog/​kortext-winter-webinar-2021/​|Kortext’s “Winter Webinar”]] on 8 December. [NOTE: This article was published in association with Kortext. The authors of this piece spoke at at [[https://​www.kortext.com/​blog/​kortext-winter-webinar-2021/​|Kortext’s “Winter Webinar”]] on 8 December.
  
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 ===== Campaign to investigate the academic ebook market ===== ===== Campaign to investigate the academic ebook market =====
  
-**[[https://​www.jisc.ac.uk/​news/​joint-statement-on-access-to-e-book-and-e-textbook-content-06-oct-2021|Joint statement on access to e-book and e-textbook content]]** 6 October 2021+from the **[[https://​academicebookinvestigation.org/​|campaign to investigate the academic ebook market**]]**website\\ 
 +[[https://​academicebookinvestigation.org/​|https://​academicebookinvestigation.org/​]] 
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 +[[https://​academicebookinvestigation.org/​resources/​|Background reading]] (From the //campaign to investigate the academic ebook market// website (see above)\\ 
 +"This reading list provides some context to the ebook crisis in the UK and further afield"​ 
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 +**[[https://​www.jisc.ac.uk/​news/​joint-statement-on-access-to-e-book-and-e-textbook-content-06-oct-2021|Joint statement on access to e-book and e-textbook content]]**6 October 2021
  
 Extract from the statement: "​Together with other representatives and sector bodies, Jisc has pledged to help students and teachers in UK higher and further education to gain equitable and sustainable access to e-books, e-textbooks and related teaching content. Extract from the statement: "​Together with other representatives and sector bodies, Jisc has pledged to help students and teachers in UK higher and further education to gain equitable and sustainable access to e-books, e-textbooks and related teaching content.
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