New Model for University Presses

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Rice's unique, online approach takes shape -- in part by collaborating with traditional presses that can't afford to release books they believe have merit.

A University Press Stands Up -- and Wins

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Just weeks after Cambridge settlement that dismayed scholars, Yale prevails in ending libel suit over book it published about Hamas.

Publishing and Values

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Anthropology association's decision to leave a university press for a commercial entity infuriates many scholars -- and raises questions about the future of scholarly societies and open access.

Michigan Resumes Distribution of Anti-Israel Book

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University cites academic freedom issues -- and also says that nature of book will prompt reconsideration of relationship with British publisher of the work.

Price Check

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Textbook renegades trying to find ISBN numbers encounter resistance -- and attract the police -- in Harvard bookstore.

Michigan Keeps Link to Controversial Publisher

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University press faced criticism for distributing books published by leftist outfit but decides to maintain its ties, while also drawing up guidelines for such relationships.

'Scholarship in the Digital Age'

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It's hard to meet academics these days whose work hasn't been changed by the Internet. But even if everyone knows that the world of scholarship has changed, it's not always clear just how or the way those evolutions fit into the broad history of scholarship. Christine L. Borgman sets out to do just that in Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure and the Internet, just published by MIT Press.

Few Policies on Plagiarism

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Report on history journals finds that they confront complaints on an ad hoc basis -- without the benefit of standard procedures.

Arguing Against Free-Market Plagiarism Prevention

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Economist's surveys suggest that profession's laissez faire system of fighting scholarly cheating fails if breaches don't get reported or punished.

2 New University Presses

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Webster and Lee each start publishing operations, furthering a trend toward collaboration.


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