Really Open Source

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Rice U.'s Connexions, which lets professors from any campus share materials, tries to challenge traditional peer review and publishing.

New Option for Student Shoppers: E-Books

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8 college stores plan to offer electronic texts this fall, but will they sell?

Google's Small Nod to Publishers

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Google has made relatively few missteps during its phenomenally successful corporate life so far -- and its officials probably wouldn't characterize its announcement Friday that way.

Taking Both Sides on Textbook Prices

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Students' costs have risen sharply, but mostly because publishers have sought to improve teaching and learning, GAO report finds. 

Gender Gap in Publishing

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Men are more likely than women to be authors of journal articles and influential textbooks in political science. Why?

Pressure Prompts Publisher to Punt

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Criticism of chapter on pederasty leads scholarly press to drop book on same-sex love in Greco-Roman times.

A Private Matter Goes Public

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Dispute over alleged plagiarism between 2 Penn scholars, settled quietly over the summer, is aired anew.

Easing the Copyright Challenge

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Permissions center partners with Blackboard to help professors gain approval as they build their online courses.

New Dawn or the Perfect Storm?

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At Educause meeting, James Hilton catalogs the threats and opportunities that technology presents for higher education.

Publishers Sue Copy Shops for Alleged Infringement

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Boston companies charged with producing coursepacks for Northeastern and UMass without adequate permissions.


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