Rallying and Quibbling on Tenure Plan

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MLA proposal to change how professors are hired and promoted draws generally strong support -- and some objections on details.

Conflicts Over Textbook Choice

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Cases at Miami Dade and UC Davis call into question professors' motivations.

University Presses Take Their Stand

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Group tries to outline how open access would affect scholarly publishing -- and pushes to include monographs in the discussion.

Standing Up for Open Access

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After complaints from MIT faculty and others, engineers' group rethinks policy that limits transmission of materials on an online database.

The (Crossover) Book Report

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As publishers gather, university presses consider which books can attract non-academic audiences.

2 Models for Digitizing Collections

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Google announces major expansion of its library project, bringing on 12 universities; Emory takes another approach.

An Alternative to Google

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Coalition involving seeks university libraries looking for a different way to digitize collections.

American Science Plateau

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The number of published articles from the U.S. has stopped growing, according to studies from the National Science Foundation.

Momentum for Open Access

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Legislation requiring NIH-supported research to be online and free is on fast track, encouraging those who want that requirement for all federally supported research.

The Must-Have Iraq Book of 1943 -- and 2007?

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University of Chicago Press reissues guide U.S. Army gave soldiers headed for Baghdad in World War II, full of advice that might have helped today.


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