Decades of Education Department data show universities allocating less money to libraries as overall spending has ballooned.
Libraries and Publishing
Digital humanities advocates look to hammer out a publishing platform to help institutions apply traditional peer review mechanisms to nontraditional research.
White House solicitation about the government's role in making federally funded research available to the public rekindles debate over open access.
Rice U. unveils free, digital offering that it says could save students nationwide tens of millions of dollars.
Association of Research Libraries spells out principles and best practices for making copyrighted materials as free as possible while avoiding lawsuits.
With the open-source encyclopedia blacked out to protest U.S. Internet bill, college librarians offer their services (and verifiable sources).
Universities have started banding together to negotiate favorable contracts with software vendors. With new effort, a group of them aims to exercise similar leverage with publishers on behalf of students.
Latest Education Department data show steady overall spending, a boom in e-books and rising costs of electronic journal subscriptions.