Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
Nov 07, 2017
Hundreds of colleges are signing on to publishers’ programs, with apparent savings to students. Some applaud the movement, while others are skeptical.


Universities have started banding together to negotiate favorable contracts with software vendors. With new effort, a group of them aims to exercise similar leverage with publishers on behalf of students.
Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.



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July 3, 2012

Library associations say Supreme Court case could make it illegal to lend books and other materials that were manufactured overseas.

June 19, 2012

Closures speak volumes about a university's priorities and about academe's priorities, writes Jeffrey R. Di Leo.

June 12, 2012

In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.

June 6, 2012

Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

June 6, 2012

University presses head to the publishing industry's annual confab. Scott McLemee tags along.

June 6, 2012

Association's journals will now leave copyright with authors, with explicit authorization to post articles on personal or departmental websites, or in open access repositories.

May 10, 2012

U. of Minnesota will catalog and offer peer reviews of open-source textbooks, aiming to help professors find those materials and give them the confidence to assign them.

February 28, 2012

As a boycott against its journals gains momentum, a prominent scholarly publisher folds support for anti-open-access bill and offers concessions to angry mathematicians.

February 9, 2012

White House solicitation about the government's role in making federally funded research available to the public rekindles debate over open access.

January 19, 2012

LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.


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