Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is Your Book Out of Print?

At Texas A&M, if a faculty member's book has gone out of print, it may be republished digitally thanks to a service being offered by the university's library. All the author needs to do is to check the contract he or she signed with the publisher and see if it has a clause stating that the copyright reverts back to the author when the book goes out of print. If that is the case at Texas A&M, the book can get a new lease on life via the library's digital repository. It serves as another example of how academic libraries are finding innovative ways of serving their users. More details about this service is available.

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