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The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Duke University 
Press has struck an arrangement with HathiTrust and Google to 
digitize a large number of its backlist files and to make them 
freely available.  They speak of as many as a thousand titles for 
possible inclusion, to be made available under Creative Commons 
for free noncommercial use. "There's not much of a market for... 
books about Carter-administration housing policy, or Irish 
elections in the early 1980s."  Print-on-demand will be available 
as well.  Google provides the scanning, Hathi the housing, and 
Duke secures the authors' permissions.

The full article is behind the paywall at


Jim O'Donnell
Georgetown U.