Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
May 02, 2018
Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.
Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.
A new documentary and a book from Denmark point to the dangers and dead ends of the self-transformation industry, says Scott McLemee
Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras.
In Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan, Andrew McCarron faces an excess of material about his subject, not to mention more than 50 years of investigation, speculation and exegesis by obsessive fans, writes Scott McLemee.
The 90-year-old university press will close its doors this year after Duquesne decided to cut its funding.
Scott McLemee reviews Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates, which elucidates the two camps that have formed in the study of how intelligence evolved.
Textbooks aren't selling like they used to, but a new business model that has led to increased access to course materials and lower costs at some universities is beginning to take shape.
Peter J. Spiro’s At Home in Two Countries explores how globalization has turned dual citizenship from an anomalous and potentially dangerous condition into something almost commonplace, writes Scott McLemee.
Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.
Librarian removes controversial list of "predatory" journals and publishers, reportedly in response to "threats and politics."
Scott McLemee reviews Robert E. Denton Jr.’s scholarship on the American presidency, which highlights how immediately coping with the lack of any guidebook is one of the most urgent demands of the office.
Author discusses book about efforts in the post-Civil War era to create colleges in the South that educated men and women, black students and white students together.

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