With HathiTrust ruling, universities' 'fair use' winning streak

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With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.

Publishers and Google end seven-year lawsuit with mysterious agreement

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After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.

Elsevier partners with edX to provide free versions of textbooks to MOOC students

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Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.

Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials

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A startup company offers students free alternatives to leading textbooks in key college courses -- taking aim at publishers, who aren't pleased.

Timeliness in mind, Princeton press plans to roll out new book in e-chapters

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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.

Joyce Carol Oates's new novel, Mudwoman, highlights the struggles of a female university president

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In new novel, acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates depicts the struggles -- both external and psychological -- of a university's first female president.

Publishers seek injunction in e-reserve case

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Should libraries' e-reserves be barred from citing fair use to share material that might be "the heart of the work"?

Court ruling in landmark e-reserve leaves unanswered questions

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Despite its volume, 350-page court ruling in landmark case on fair use left many questions unanswered.

Court rejects many of publishers' arguments on e-reserves

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In landmark ruling, federal judge rejects most arguments made by publishers in suit against Georgia State over e-reserves. But she also imposes some rules that could complicate life for librarians and professors.

University of Minnesota compiles database of peer-reviewed, open-source textbooks

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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.


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