Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
Nov 07, 2017
Hundreds of colleges are signing on to publishers’ programs, with apparent savings to students. Some applaud the movement, while others are skeptical.

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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.
University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.
Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.
As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.
Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.
Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.
Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.

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Archive

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.

June 4, 2014

After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

March 4, 2014

CourseSmart, the e-textbook provider backed by the academic publishing industry, is acquired by the platform Vital Source.

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