Publishing

Librarians and scholars consider the future of the monograph

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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 an option for academics, but on periphery

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Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.

HighWire Press, after 19 years with Stanford U., spins off

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After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

Supreme Court Sides Against Textbook Publishers on Resale of Imported Works

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

Another publisher accuses a librarian of libel

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A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

Academe reacts to Aaron Swartz's suicide

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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.

University looks to combat textbook prices through contracts with bookstore vendors

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Southern New Hampshire U. looks to combat high textbook prices by negotiating with bookstore vendors, not content publishers. 

Flat World's shift in gears and what it means for open textbook publishing

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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?

New publishing ventures aim to make peer review easier and less painful

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Two online publishing ventures seek to reform peer review without blowing it wide open.

Publishers and Google end seven-year lawsuit with mysterious agreement

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After seven years of litigation, publishers make peace with Google with sealed agreement, leaving librarians to wonder about implications for research.

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