Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
May 23, 2016
Supporters of academic publishing worry about what Northern Illinois U may decide about a small press that punches above its weight in scholarship.

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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.
White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.
Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.
After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.
Amherst College starts publishing unit that will feature peer review and close editing -- while also making all books digital and free.
OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.
Rebutting a recent essay, Brian Farkas argues that student-run law reviews -- while imperfect -- have much to contribute to legal scholarship and the law.
Flat World Knowledge will no longer publish versions of its textbooks at no charge. How big a setback does the company's change represent for the 'open' movement?
You leave digital footprints when you do research. Scott McLemee listens to the librarians who follow them.
University administrators, following intense campaign and much criticism from faculty members, reverse decision.

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March 4, 2014

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

November 5, 2013

University Press of Kentucky is giving free e-books to readers who purchase hard copies.

June 21, 2013

Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? Joseph Esposito assesses the changing environment.

April 29, 2013

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.

March 20, 2013

Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.

March 12, 2013

Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.

March 8, 2013

Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.

February 25, 2013

White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.

February 1, 2013

Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.

January 9, 2013

After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.

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