After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.
Libraries and Publishing
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.
Publishers say they will appeal district court ruling on landmark Georgia State copyright case, raising the stakes on a case that could set bar for fair use and digital library reserves.
Higher education should be done with print textbooks within three years, writes Brian Kibby.
Academic library associations try to use Authors Guild's position in the Google Books lawsuit to undercut its stand against HathiTrust.
Apple iPads are gradually catching up to their hype on four-year campuses; e-textbooks make inroads as well.
University press directors bemoan ruling in Georgia State copyright case, discuss how to make up with librarians and curb unlicensed copying outside the courts.
How could the rise of patron-driven acquisition at academic libraries affect the university presses that rely on librarians to buy unpopular monographs?
New Huffington Post feature allows students to post a summary of their work without forfeiting the copyright. Students say it's a way to draw attention to oft-overlooked research.