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Publishing Industry
Dec 07, 2015
Study finds increase in number of new titles -- and their share of all new scholarly books.

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Library associations say Supreme Court case could make it illegal to lend books and other materials that were manufactured overseas.
Closures speak volumes about a university's priorities and about academe's priorities, writes Jeffrey R. Di Leo.
In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
University presses head to the publishing industry's annual confab. Scott McLemee tags along.
Association's journals will now leave copyright with authors, with explicit authorization to post articles on personal or departmental websites, or in open access repositories.
U. of Minnesota will catalog and offer peer reviews of open-source textbooks, aiming to help professors find those materials and give them the confidence to assign them.
As a boycott against its journals gains momentum, a prominent scholarly publisher folds support for anti-open-access bill and offers concessions to angry mathematicians.
White House solicitation about the government's role in making federally funded research available to the public rekindles debate over open access.
LIVE UPDATES: Officials announce 100 new courses produced with colleges, and plans to make textbooks far more versatile.
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.
Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

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November 5, 2012

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?

October 24, 2012

You leave digital footprints when you do research. Scott McLemee listens to the librarians who follow them.

August 29, 2012

University administrators, following intense campaign and much criticism from faculty members, reverse decision.

August 14, 2012

Analysts of the court's ruling have focused on its implications for fair use, but the outcome could help some publishers and bring down costs for students, writes Caroline Vanderlip.

August 6, 2012

U. of New Orleans plans "hiatus" for scholarly publishing unit -- and eliminates job of director (the only full-time employee).

July 9, 2012

Marshall Poe relies on academic publishers and loves the works they produce, but fears they aren't going nearly far enough in recognizing the new realities of the way people read and gather information.

July 3, 2012

Library associations say Supreme Court case could make it illegal to lend books and other materials that were manufactured overseas.

June 19, 2012

Closures speak volumes about a university's priorities and about academe's priorities, writes Jeffrey R. Di Leo.

June 12, 2012

In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.

June 6, 2012

Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

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