Subject Librarian for the School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire, Yohanna is an advocate for libraries and has led various campaigns including Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries, Voices for the Library, and she recently launched a campaign calling on the UK government and the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate the academic ebook market. The ongoing campaign has received sector-wide support, international collaboration and media interest and has been shortlisted for the 2021 Open Publishing Awards.

Guest post | #ebooksos crisis: price gouging publishers

Despite only 10% of university reading list items being available in ebook format, “everything is available in E-format” is a sentence librarians hear often. In the so-called digital age, you cannot blame people for making this assumption. However, ebooks have long been problematic for librarians due to lack of availability. The ebooks that do exist …