Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
Nov 05, 2013
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.

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Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.
After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.
CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.
Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.
As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.
Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.
Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.
Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.
White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.
Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.
After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.

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July 17, 2014

Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

June 4, 2014

After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

March 4, 2014

CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.

November 5, 2013

University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.

June 21, 2013

Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.

April 29, 2013

As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.

March 20, 2013

Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.

March 12, 2013

Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.

March 8, 2013

Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.

February 25, 2013

White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.

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