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A Library's Past

Two grad students convinced the University of Virginia to save and store its library's card catalog, arguing that researchers and historians can use the cards.

Free Textbooks for Law Students

Legal scholars are increasingly adopting and creating free textbooks in an attempt to increase affordability for students. But are these textbooks considered open educational resources?

College Bookstores Oppose Cengage-McGraw Merger

Planned pricing changes by academic publisher Cengage have not gone down well with the National Association of College Stores.

Pearson Launches Calculus Homework Helper

Pearson has developed a sophisticated mobile app for students struggling with calculus. But in a crowded marketplace, will it stand out?

Alternative Textbook Providers on the Rise

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

Where Research Meets Profits

Recent allegations of copyright violations against a professor who shared his own work on his website spark debate about ownership and whether peer reviewers should be paid.

Publishers' Pending Merger Faces Growing Opposition

Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

Colliding Values at Doane

University library exhibit included photos of students from the 1920s in blackface. Now the library director is suspended -- and some of her faculty colleagues say Doane made the wrong call.