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                                                                                                                  the U.K. PLC, has scant         link to 6 million digital objects from Eu-
                                                                                                                  recognition of the economic     ropean collections, funded by the EC; the
                                                                                                                  and social benefits contri-     site actually crashed under the load of its
                                                                                                                  buted to the U.K. by British    launch last December.
                                                                                                                  publishers and societies.          Presently, Europeana is available again
                                                                                                                  In the section “Implications    as a prototype with a new launch date of
                                                                                                                  for publishers and the pub-     2010. It is still in test mode with the num-
                                                                                                                  lishing industry,” a reduc-     ber of users likely to be limited at peak
                                                                                                                  tion in income and employ-      times. On the other hand, The European
                                                                                                                  ment in the publishing          Library was relaunched Feb. 17, with a
                                                                                                                  industry is described as a      few enhancements that have been recom-
                                                                                                                  “difficult adjustment for       mended by users, including multilingual
                                                                                                                  those concerned.” How-          search facilities, FAQs, and a user guide.
                                                                                                                  ever, in a dynamic econ-           The European Library allows search-
                                                                                                                  omy, “the capital and la-       ing that can be restricted to specific col-
                                                                                                                  bour no longer employed         lections, media types, or subject categories.
                                                                                                                  in publishing would be em-      A search presents the number of hits in
                                                                                                                  ployed in an alternative        each collection that are sorted by country.

   Report Examines                                                                                                activity. Given the relative
                                                                                                                  size of the publishing indus-
                                                                                                                  try and the rate at which
                                                                                                                                                  The results provide links to other services
                                                                                                                                                  such as Amazon, Google, and Wikipedia.
                                                                                                                                                     The European Library also links to

   Costs of OA Publishing                                                                                         alternative publishing mod-
                                                                                                                  els are being adopted, it is
                                                                                                                  unlikely that the UK econ-
                                                                                                                                                  digital objects wherever available. Many
                                                                                                                                                  of these will be exhibited in occasional
                                                                                                                                                  online exhibitions. One such exhibition
     by JIM ASHLING   |                                 The elements of the scholarly com-          omy would have difficulty adjusting to        on the Napoleonic Wars (1799–1815) was
                                                    munication process were identified us-          such a change.” No guidance is provided       launched to coincide with the 200th an-



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                   hich of the three scholarly      ing a life-cycle model outlined by Bo-          on what the “alternative activities” for      niversary of the campaigns. More than
                   publishing models are having     Christer Björk in 2007. The environment         those left unemployed might be.               200 rarities were collected from the na-
                   the most success in the open     under study was higher education in                                                           tional libraries of Spain, Portugal, France,
     access (OA) domain today? A new re-            the U.K., and the materials in question         An A
								
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