Press Release: BISG Publishes White Paper on Open Access Ebook Usage
May 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

New York, NY (May 6, 2019) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has published a white paper on “Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage”. The paper, co-authored by Brian O’Leary (BISG) and Kevin Hawkins (University of North Texas), is the product of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Understanding Open Access Ebook Usage: Toward A…

When Robots Read Books
December 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Where do witches come from, and what do those places have in common? While browsing a large collection of traditional Danish folktales, the folklorist Timothy Tangherlini and his colleague Peter Broadwell, both at the University of California, Los Angeles, decided to find out. Armed with a geographical index and some 30,000 stories, they developed WitchHunter,…

Book-Choice App Alexi Aims to Free Readers from 'Algorithm Rabbit Hole'
December 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

It started as an idea at a kitchen table between friends frustrated by the limitations of algorithm-driven digital recommendations and star ratings of books that they believed had encouraged a “deep engagement with the shallow” over the last 10 years. Two years on, the founder of the Folio prize Andrew Kidd and Silicon Valley veteran…