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Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success

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Amid declining book sales, university presses search for new ways to measure success.

New study suggests science dissertations increasingly are series of articles, not book-length studies

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New study suggests that science dissertations increasingly are research article based, not book-length studies, reflecting the professionalization of the Ph.D.

Common freshman reading selections focus on immigration, racial injustice

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Immigration and racial injustice are topics of choice for common reading choices this year.

New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses

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New initiatives at university systems show the maturation of efforts to increase the use of open educational resources.

Q&A with author of book on how librarians can better serve higher education

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New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen.

Start-up sees data analytics as information overload cure for researchers, publishers

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Start-up uses data analytics to tackle information overload among researchers and publishers in science, medical and technical fields.

Professor discusses his book on being raped

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Professor writes about how he was raped as a young man, drawing attention to male victims of a terrible crime.

Oberlin Group launches 'platinum' open-access publisher Lever Press

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Dozens of liberal arts colleges come together to form Lever Press, a book publishing imprint that promises to be open access for both authors and readers.

Editors and editorial board quit top linguistics journal to protest subscription fees

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The six editors and 31 editorial board members of Lingua, a top linguistics journal, have all resigned to protest Elsevier pricing. They plan a new open-access journal.

Author discusses new book on interdisciplinarity

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Author discusses new book that considers both the positive and negative impacts of an interdisciplinary approach.

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