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Mirela Roncevic - Open Access, Open Science, Scholarly Monographs, E-Book Lending

Mirela Roncevic - Open Access, Open Science, Scholarly Monographs, E-Book Lending

October 7, 2021

Scholar, writer, editor, content developer, and publishing and library consultant, Mirela Roncevic talks about the long journey of open access and open science, how to pay for scholarly monographs, and the complex challenges of e-book lending.

Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:54 Mirela talks about the open science movement, paywalls, and how researchers and their funders are trying to get around it 
6:17 Mirela talks about what she feels is special about scholarly monographs and books and business models such as crowdfunding 
10:42 Mirela talks about other interesting business models that have also emerged in this industry  
15:24 Mirela talks about the digitization of books and making them accessible to people at home and if digitizing books can pose new copyright challenges and lawsuits that have been there 
20:53 Mirela talks about e-book lending, what it is, how it works and how publishers not only use paywalls to restrict access, but also how they erect physical walls to block the access
26:35 Mirela explains if roles of libraries in the digital world are not only facilitating or making sure that users have a proper nice experience but also encouraging new business models and experimenting
30:04 Mirela talks about the particular moment when she hit the wall and knew that something was wrong and how she went around it 
34:26 Mirela talks about digital rights management of the book publishing industry, what it is, how it works, when it works and when it doesn’t 
40:34 Mirela talks about what she envisions the industry will look like in the next 10 years 

Shows Mentioned:
Opening the Future: https://www.openingthefuture.net/ 
Knowledge Unlatched: http://knowledgeunlatched.org/ 
Subscribe to Open: https://subscribetoopencommunity.org/ 
Creative Commons licenses: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ 

Guests Social Media Links: 
Website: https://www.mirelaroncevic.com/ 
Company’s Website: http://www.noshelfrequired.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirelaroncevic/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/noshelfrequired
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011368773357 

Cory Doctorow - Part 2: New publishing models for creators, Amazon as a frenemy, and the Internet Archive court case

Cory Doctorow - Part 2: New publishing models for creators, Amazon as a frenemy, and the Internet Archive court case

September 23, 2021

Author, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow talks about the new publishing models available to creators, the consolidation of the publishing and distribution markets, the emergence of Amazon as a frenemy to publishers and the misunderstandings that led to the Internet Archive court case.

Highlights with timestamps:
1:26 Cory talks about the new publishing models for books, the Creative Commons license, and how other people can also make money even after putting their content online for free 
15:20 Cory also explains the reasons why his publishers asked him to stop using the Creative Commons licenses 
18:34 Cory talks about the Internet Archive, what it is, what it does, and why it was under attack by the publishers as an act of piracy claiming that they were acting as a library 
22:50 Cory talks about the Horthy Trust, what it is and what it does 
26:38 Cory talks about the particular moment when he hit the wall and now thought that there was something wrong there 
31:26 Cory talks about the things that he would like to see happen in the next five to 10 years so as to break the walls and move forward 

Shows Mentioned:
Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/ 
Craigslist: http://www.craigslist.org/ 
Google: http://www.google.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ 
Apple: https://www.apple.com/ 
Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari 
Nasdaq: https://www.nasdaq.com/ 
Google Book Search: https://books.google.com/books?uid=117522004192189783614 
AltaVista: http://www.altavista.com/ 
Yahoo: https://www.yahoo.com/ 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act: https://www.copyright.gov/dmca/ 
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ 
Macmillan: https://macmillanlibrary.com/ 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ 

Quotes Mentioned:
“We should acknowledge that the press is in trouble financially.”
“If you don't know what's causing the problem, then simply doing something won't necessarily fix it.”
“A tractor without its software is just an inanimate lump of metal.”
“If you're not paying for the product, you're the product.”
“Publishing is connecting an audience with a work.”
“All the e-books are priced the same, thanks to various most favored nation deals between Amazon and the publishers and the other ebook stores.”
“One of the reasons e-book sales went down would probably be because people got tired of reading off of screens.” 

Guests Social Media Links:
Guests Social Media Links: 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-doctorow-a96558195/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cory.doctorow.75 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cory_doctorow/ 
Website: https://www.eff.org/ 
Personal website: https://craphound.com/ 
Email: doctorow@craphound.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorow 

Call to Action Links:
website: www.walledculture.org
podcast: tbd

Cory Doctorow – Part 1: Newspapers, Big Tech, Link Tax, DRM and Right to repair

Cory Doctorow – Part 1: Newspapers, Big Tech, Link Tax, DRM and Right to repair

September 21, 2021

Author, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow talks about the evolution of newspapers, the role and threats posed by big tech, the collateral damage created by link taxes and the impact of digital rights management systems (DRM) on our daily lives, including on our right to repair

Highlights with timestamps:
0:00 Intro
4:05 Cory talks about the link tax, Craigslist, monopolies and how this is impacting the press especially newspapers and also how the internet impacted the press and what needs to be done 
17:22 Cory explains why he feels that link taxes affect the smaller startups platforms more as compared to the big tech monopolies and why it’s a recurring motif in copyright fights involving monopolists
20:30 Cory talks about digital rights management or DRM, what it means generally and in specifics and what it is all about 
23:17 Cory talks about how the digital rights management don’t serve the user rights and how it also hurts the publishers 
28:06 Cory talks about the John Deere case that he wrote about recently and how it became the best sellers of tractors by using DRM 
33:58 Cory shares his thoughts on the John Deere case in terms of security and also talks about what could be done 

Shows Mentioned:
Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/ 
Craigslist: http://www.craigslist.org/ 
Google: http://www.google.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ 
Apple: https://www.apple.com/ 
Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari 
Nasdaq: https://www.nasdaq.com/ 
Google Book Search: https://books.google.com/books?uid=117522004192189783614 
AltaVista: http://www.altavista.com/ 
Yahoo: https://www.yahoo.com/ 
Digital Millennium Copyright Act: https://www.copyright.gov/dmca/ 
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ 
Macmillan: https://macmillanlibrary.com/ 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ 

Quotes Mentioned:
“We should acknowledge that the press is in trouble financially.”
“If you don't know what's causing the problem, then simply doing something won't necessarily fix it.”
“A tractor without its software is just an inanimate lump of metal.”
“If you're not paying for the product, you're the product.”
“Publishing is connecting an audience with a work.”
“All the e-books are priced the same, thanks to various most favored nation deals between Amazon and the publishers and the other ebook stores.”
“One of the reasons e-book sales went down would probably be because people got tired of reading off of screens.” 

Guests Social Media Links:
Guests Social Media Links: 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-doctorow-a96558195/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cory.doctorow.75 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cory_doctorow/ 
Website: https://www.eff.org/ 
Personal website: https://craphound.com/ 
Email: doctorow@craphound.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctorow 

Call to Action Links:
website: www.walledculture.org
podcast: tbd

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