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.

Peer Review in Peril?

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New study cites "decline of peer review" as primary factor for decreased representation of top economics departments in major journals.

Ideas to Shake Up Publishing

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Unusual study leads to proposals for university presses to collaborate, to broaden definition of "academic publishing," and to build online capabilities.

'Science' Will End Link to JSTOR

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Since JSTOR's founding in 1994, the popular online archive of scholarly journals hadn't had a single member publisher decide to walk away -- until this month. But last week, JSTOR lost a journal -- and not just any journal, but Science, the flagship publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an early adopter of the JSTOR approach.


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