In the new installment of his annual feature, Lev Gonick dissects the technology developments that are likely to change higher ed -- and not -- in the year ahead.
Libraries and Publishing
Survey says students are generally satisfied with campus libraries, although a significant minority view them as irrelevant to academic success.
Southern New Hampshire U. looks to combat high textbook prices by negotiating with bookstore vendors, not content publishers.
At Educause, a pitch for a digital preservation project that will outlast individual institutions and companies.
New survey from Campus Computing Project suggests that colleges are not taking full advantage of Big Data, and remain apprehensive about open source applications. But many see a role for MOOCs in academic instruction.
Publishing giant unveils search engine for open educational resources -- and its own content.
With HathiTrust ruling, 'fair use' advocates in academe continue a legal winning streak that could have historic implications.
After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.
Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.
Arguing that the issues are different in science and humanities publishing, history association urges caution on movement to make journal access free.
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