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Kno-Cengage lawsuit highlights high stakes of digital migration

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EdTech Industry
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A legal spat over e-textbook "enhancement" tools highlights the importance of digital content as tech companies clamber for customers.

Major publisher bends under pressure from frustrated scholars

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Scholarly Communications
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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.

U.S. call for advice on publicly funded research reignites open access debates

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

Author provides inside look at IRBs

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Author gets inside look at IRBs, and offers perspectives on how they operate, and how researchers can improve their chances of a smooth review.

Researchers discover challenges of debating scholarly work on the Web

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Scholarly Communications
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Blog-borne debate about a study on the relationship between social media and scholarly communications reaches new levels of meta.

Universities look to get discounts on e-textbooks for students

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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.

Kaplan CEO's book takes on higher ed's incentive system

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Andrew S. Rosen, Kaplan's CEO, takes on the traditional view of college with his debut book, arguing that higher education needs a "reboot" to meet America's goals.

Daytona State reins in its push toward e-textbooks

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Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

New book on college students and hip-hop culture

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Author argues that impact on campus life is significant -- and educators should know more about it.

University of Akron says it hasn't eliminated its university press, but has eliminated all press staff jobs

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U of Akron denies killing off its press, even though the university eliminated the jobs of all employees. Many are dubious.

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