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A coalition of academic, library and technology associations criticizes Elsevier's new sharing and hosting policy, saying it undermines open-access initiatives.
U. of California Press builds a new open-access publishing model around paying reviewers and subsidizing research from disciplines with less grant funding.
Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.
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.
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.
Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.
A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.
In academe, many advocates for open access mourn loss of a leading thinker and activist for the movement. Many also criticize MIT, which says it will study its role in his legal struggles.
Southern New Hampshire U. looks to combat high textbook prices by negotiating with bookstore vendors, not content publishers.
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