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How not to make an archive accessible: The Emily Dickinson feud
October 27, 2013 | 4:55 pm

emily dickinsonNormally, the release of an archive of autograph poem manuscripts online for free open access should be a matter for celebration, not consternation - especially when the poet in question published only a handful of poems in her lifetime and left almost her entire achievement in manuscript. But the dispute between the Houghton Library at Harvard University and Amherst College over the creation of the Emily Dickinson Archive has gone public with reports in The Guardian and elsewhere. As reported, Amherst essentially accuses Harvard, one of the main financial backers of the project, of restricting and drip-feeding the documents available,...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
December 6, 2012 | 9:23 am

Why Copyright Shouldn't be Considered Property and Why a Return to 1790 May be Desirable (Techdirt) Goodsreads Announces Winners of 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards (Goodreads) Amherst College Plans to be First All-Open-Access College Press (Digital Book World) Google and Amazon Launch New eBook Stores in Brazil (Good E-Reader) Kindle Daily Deal: Black Diamond by John F. Dobbyn {and} Stanley Goes for a Drive by Craig Frazier * * *    ...