April/May 2009

Simplicity and complexity

CABI, which is owned by the governments of 42 countries, will celebrate its 100th birthday next year. We asked Carol McNamara, executive director for commercial activities, about what the organisation has seen in the past and its plans for the future

Redefining e-books

There's little doubt that e-books are a hot topic for publishers and librarians. Sian Harris asked some people involved with e-books in different ways what the situation is like at the moment and what they predict for the future

Digitisation helps future proof Dutch literature

The Digital Library for Dutch Literature (Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren, DBNL) is partnering with an Asia-based conversion and digitisation services provider, SPi Technologies to build one of the largest online repositories of Dutch literature. We asked Rene van Stipriaan, editor-in-chief of DBNL, why the resulting website is becoming one of the most popular sites on Dutch literature and is attracting visitors from all walks of life

Proof in preservation

SAGE has recently released two journals to preservation initiatives. Clive Parry reveals what this experience has taught the scholarly publishing industry

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