Libraries and Publishing

Libraries and Publishing
Aug 07, 2013
In an effort to reduce the hundreds of thousands of dollars students spend each year on course material to which they have free access, colleges are looking to technology and internal cooperation.

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November 7, 2012

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.

November 5, 2012

Publishing giant unveils search engine for open educational resources -- and its own content.

October 12, 2012

With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

October 5, 2012

After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.

September 26, 2012

Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.

September 24, 2012

Arguing that the issues are different in science and humanities publishing, history association urges caution on movement to make journal access free.

September 11, 2012

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.

August 3, 2012

Higher education should be done with print textbooks within three years, writes Brian Kibby.

July 20, 2012

Academic library associations try to use Authors Guild's position in the Google Books lawsuit to undercut its stand against HathiTrust.

July 5, 2012

Apple iPads are gradually catching up to their hype on four-year campuses; e-textbooks make inroads as well.

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