Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Mar 18, 2021
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.
A new deal between the University of California system and publisher Springer Nature will transform the way the institution pays to publish and access research.
Scott McLemee reviews Shakespeare and Trump by Jeffrey R. Wilson.
Roger H. Martin gives comfort to those who were in the process of writing a book or long article about higher education but must now reconsider almost everything in it.
Scott McLemee explores Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space by Kevin Peter Hand.
Author discusses new book on the Jackson State shootings, which happened 50 years ago this week.
Scott McLemee reviews Truls Wyller's What Is Time? An Enquiry.
Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women's research productivity.
Scott McLemee reviews A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein.
Scott McLemee reviews John Kaag's Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.
Scott McLemee reviews Fear Itself: The Causes and Consequences of Fear in America, by Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, L. Edward Day and Ann Gordon.
Awareness and adoption of open educational resources continue to grow, a new report suggests. But the movement could be overshadowed by publisher initiatives like inclusive access.
Scott McLemee explores upcoming university press books on intellectual vitality.

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"The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

This collection of news and opinion articles may be downloaded here, free.

On Tuesday, July 18, Inside Higher Ed's editors presented a free webcast to discuss the themes of the compilation. You may view a recording of the webcast here.

This compendium was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage.

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