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.
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.
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