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Author discusses his book on evidence of value of liberal arts

Author discusses his new book about the value of liberal arts colleges—and why many people ignore them.

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Authors discuss their new book, 'The Ph.D. Parenthood Trap'

Authors discuss their new book on parents in academe.

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Authors discuss their new book, 'When Colleges Close'

Authors discuss their new book about how Wheelock College became part of Boston University.

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Initiative seeks to create ebook sales model that works for university presses and libraries

Seeking sustainable new revenue streams, 16 major university presses have partnered with a for-profit publishing house to sell digital versions of their annual front-list collections.

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Pandemic didn't speed adoption of open educational resources, but outlook is promising

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

University of California reaches new open access agreement with Elsevier

University of California system secures a landmark open-access deal with publisher Elsevier. Some university librarians hail the agreement as a breakthrough, but others worry about possible long-term impacts.

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Publisher Pearson tries to tackle systemic racism in higher ed

New guidelines from textbook publisher Pearson aim to dismantle systemic racism in higher ed. Do they go far enough?

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Author discusses his book on 'a conservative case for liberal education'

Professor discusses his book on a "conservative case for liberal education."

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COVID-19 forces college libraries to quarantine textbooks, hitting low-income students

Librarians are quarantining print materials for several days between loans to stop the spread of COVID-19. For students who rely on the library to access textbooks, that’s a problem.

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Author discusses new book on merit and higher education

Author discusses his new book about how colleges admit and serve students.

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