New survey from Campus Computing Project suggests that colleges are not taking full advantage of Big Data, and remain apprehensive about open source applications. But many see a role for MOOCs in academic instruction.
Libraries and Publishing
Publishing giant unveils search engine for open educational resources -- and its own content.
With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.
After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.
Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.
Arguing that the issues are different in science and humanities publishing, history association urges caution on movement to make journal access free.
Publishers say they will appeal district court ruling on landmark Georgia State copyright case, raising the stakes on a case that could set bar for fair use and digital library reserves.
Higher education should be done with print textbooks within three years, writes Brian Kibby.
Academic library associations try to use Authors Guild's position in the Google Books lawsuit to undercut its stand against HathiTrust.
Apple iPads are gradually catching up to their hype on four-year campuses; e-textbooks make inroads as well.