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Re: Google v. the Web?

In my post in response to Michael Carroll, I neglected to include 
the link to a blog post on the relationship between OA and print 
sales.  It's "Cory Doctorow Meets the Giant Behemoth" at 

The topic is why OA literature cannot succeed if ebooks do; it's 

Joe Esposito

----- Original Message -----
From: "Klaus Graf" <klausgraf@googlemail.com>
To: <liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Google v. the Web?

>I have collected links for monograph open access at
> http://delicious.com/Klausgraf/monograph_open_access
> I would be glad to add some empirical evidence on negative
> consequences of OA to book sales. Until now I don't have such
> evidence!
> Klaus Graf
> http://archiv.twoday.net
> _________________
> 2008/12/4 Michael Carroll <Carroll@law.villanova.edu>:
>> I know that the issue of monograph publishing and the
>> sustainability of university presses has been an oft-discussed
>> topic on this list.
>> I'd be interested in Sandy's and other list members' reactions to
>> the question of whether academic authors and publishers might not
>> do better that the Google settlement route by taking the open
>> access route for scholarly monographs.
>> Case in point.  James Boyle's new book has just been released
>> under a Creative Commons license by Yale University Press.
>> http://www.thepublicdomain.org/2008/11/28/questions-from-authors/
>> According to publicly available sales statistics, it's doing
>> quite well.
>> According to Amazon, yesterday, its Sales Rank was: #3,103 in
>> Books (See Bestsellers in Books) Popular in these categories:
>> (What's this?)
>> #1 in   Books > Professional & Technical > Law > Intellectual Property
>> #1 in   Books > Nonfiction > Law > Intellectual Property
>> #4 in   Books > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Culture