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Publishing Industry
Feb 25, 2015
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.
Daniel Goldstein warns that some of the contracts colleges are accepting may limit access in key ways.
Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.
New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.
Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.
New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."
U. of Colorado at Boulder cuts costs by subscribing to an ebook service over buying print books, but some faculty members complain of an inferior product.
The drive for open educational resources is unlikely to take hold without more commercial support and incentives for faculty members and other stakeholders, Brian Jacobs argues.
The day of world domination by the ebook is at hand! Well, maybe. Scott McLemee checks out a more sober assessment.
Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.
After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.
CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.

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February 25, 2015

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.

February 6, 2015

Daniel Goldstein warns that some of the contracts colleges are accepting may limit access in key ways.

January 5, 2015

Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

November 24, 2014

New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.

October 10, 2014

Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.

October 1, 2014

New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."

September 2, 2014

U. of Colorado at Boulder cuts costs by subscribing to an ebook service over buying print books, but some faculty members complain of an inferior product.

August 28, 2014

The drive for open educational resources is unlikely to take hold without more commercial support and incentives for faculty members and other stakeholders, Brian Jacobs argues.

August 13, 2014

The day of world domination by the ebook is at hand! Well, maybe. Scott McLemee checks out a more sober assessment.

July 17, 2014

Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

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