“As KX News reported in August, the North Dakota State Library joined the American Library Association in denouncing one publisher’s new lending policy.
Macmillan Publishers’ policy says libraries can only buy one copy of their e-books for the first eight weeks after it’s published, a rule that’s never been in place for actual books.
That went into effect, November 1st, making it so over 250,000 readers in North Dakota will have to share one copy.
Our state library responded by boycotting Macmillan e-books, originally through January.
As of February 1st, State Librarian Mary Soucie says the library has decided to continue the boycott, indefinitely….”
“[The purpose of the position is] to serve as an authority on emerging and evolving trends in scholarly communications and on social sciences methodologies and research, and to recommend initiatives that could be undertaken to support evolving needs. To serve as a member of a dynamic team providing direct assistance and guidance to library users through reference and instructional services. To serve as a bibliographer for specific academic departments, assisting in collection development….”
“North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges….”
“The Open Textbooks Initiative, mentioned above, is a single source for faculty to find high quality, openly licensed textbooks run under the mantra of improving access, affordability and academic success through the use of open source textbooks….”