Books and Publishing

Books and Publishing
Dec 04, 2019
Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.
Scott McLemee reviews Tracy Daugherty's Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens.
Blaming unsustainable price increases, librarians at the university reach out to faculty members and graduate students to draw up a list of 820 journal subscriptions to cancel.
Scott McLemee offers a roundup of books from this coming autumn's university press catalogs and more.
Cost is the No. 1 reason why colleges end their “big deals” with publishers, but not everyone thinks the agreements are really that expensive.
Authors discuss their new book on "moral mess" of higher education.
A China studies scholar says a journal editor censored him by striking out a section of a book review critical of the Chinese government's policies in Xinjiang. The editor denies it was censorship.
Scott McLemee reviews Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed by Lisa Duggan.
Scott McLemee reviews Jenifer Ratner-Rosenhagen's The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History.
A project that aims to slash the cost of producing monographs could help make more of them available to the public for free. But will scholars participate?
Scott McLemee reviews Melissa Gregg's Counterproductive: Time Management in the Knowledge Economy.
Provost, who had said university was ending its support for university press this year, extends it for another year and suggests more support could be coming in the future. New approach comes amid widespread criticism.
Vanderbilt scholar was talking about his new book, Dying of Whiteness.

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