Split Over Open Access

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10 university press directors back requirements for free online versions of federally sponsored research -- even as presses' association fights to end such a requirement.

Who Profits From For-Profit Journals?

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At AAUP conference on academic freedom, speakers question why professors give their work to corporate publishers.

Change or Die?

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At meeting of scholarly presses, directors trade stories about layoffs, consider ways to better connect themselves to their universities and hear some dire warnings.

Elsevier Won't Pay for Praise

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As if the textbook industry didn't have an image problem already...

Shift for Academic Publisher

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Heldref will sell most of its journals (including Change) and become grant-making entity focused on foreign policy and the legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick.

The Equal Opportunity Library

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Google's mammoth book digitization project means access to knowledge for minorities and the underrepresented, scholars and activists said Wednesday.

Rent, Read and Return

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A growing number of companies are renting textbooks to college students, saying they're an alternative to sky-high price tags.

Brand New, Again

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University libraries are teaming up with presses to scan and reprint rare books from their collections.

Adding Currency to JSTOR

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In collaboration with U. of California Press, digital archive plans to expand to include new issues, promising expanded reach and better technology for publishers and ease of access for libraries.

Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Copyrights!

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As the due date for authors and publishers to opt out of the Google Book settlement nears, interested parties in higher education tell the judge what they think.


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