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E-Book Additions and Developments
- The Emory Libraries recently joined and contributed to two open access initiatives from MIT Press (Direct to Own) and University of Michigan (Mission to Fund), which have the stated goal of making future titles from these two publishers open access. By contributing, Emory gains courtesy e-access to backlist content from each publisher, available on their respective MIT Open and Fulcrum platforms, respectively.
- We continue to add open access titles, with no DRM or restrictions to the catalog, including peer-reviewed content in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) from a variety of publishers and aggregators. Another great place to consider is Unglue.It, which is a crowd-sourced initiative for funding the "opening" of e-book content under a creative commons license.
- Recent notable cases for making e-book content more accessible and equitable to patrons include bills in Maryland, Massachusetts and New York. There has been some notable pushback grom some organizations, such as the Association of American Publishers (AAP).