Welcome to No Shelf Required, an award-winning blog on all things digital content in the context of higher education, libraries, trade and academic publishing. Since 2008, NSR has been an online source of trusted digital content information for information professionals and scholars, book and journal publishers, editors, authors, librarians, and educators. The blog’s goal has been to inform all in the ecosystem of scholarly communications and scholarly publishing, commercial publishing, and education on the pressing issues facing content development.

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