Publishing

Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

Money Isn't Everything

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Academic research is often big business these days. But the Association of University Technology Managers wants the world to know that it’s about helping people, too.

Stem Cells Meet Google

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U. of Michigan president says critics of book search program and opponents of stem cell research impede the social good.

Wanted: Book for a Term

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As textbook prices soar and students complain, college stores consider programs that allow them to rent, not buy. 

A Speech In Full

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In Jefferson Lecture, Tom Wolfe places the "statusphere" at the center of meaningful study of modern man.

The Quest for Crossover Books

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At mega-event of publishing world, university presses try to get general readers with books on food, gardening, pets and Hillary Clinton.

The Future of a Dinosaur

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Wireless technology and search engines are just two technologies that might be meteors from which the standard science textbook never recovers.

New Model for Scholarly Publishing

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Rice killed its press a decade ago. Now it will return -- with all materials online, but with peer review system akin to print operations.

Calling Melvil Dewey

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To the dismay of many academics, Library of Congress makes catalog changes that will affect research libraries nationwide.

Rallying Behind Open Access

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Despite opposition from scholarly groups and publishers, provosts of 25 top universities back plan for public databases of research findings.

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