Mar 28, 2013 @ 5:13:00 pm
Goodreads, now brought to you by Amazon.
Citing "a crisis of conscience” after the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz, the the editor-in-chief and the entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration have announced their resignation from the publication. The Journal had been working with owner Taylor & Francis towards an agreement which would have removed the paywall surrounding articles, but negotiations ultimately failed, and the final contract would have required contributors to pay $2,995 for each open-access article. In a statement to the Chronicle of Higher Education, the outgoing EIC remarked, “the math just didn’t add up.”
Amazon has bought book-based social-networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed amount. The retail giant is expected to use Goodreads, which currently has more than 16 million members, as a platform for
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