Presses

Oberlin Group launches 'platinum' open-access publisher Lever Press

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Dozens of liberal arts colleges come together to form Lever Press, a book publishing imprint that promises to be open access for both authors and readers.

Paris attacks reignite debate over university presses' commitment to free speech.

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Terrorist attacks in Paris have resurrected a free speech battle between a scholar and Yale U. Press, which removed cartoons about Muhammad from her book.

Librarians and scholars consider the future of the monograph

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Professors and librarians consider the advantages of digital, the reluctance of many tenure committees to look beyond print, and the possibility of paying the costs of publishing works by young scholars.

U. of Nebraska Press regains control of one of its most acclaimed books

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5 years after SUNY Press raised eyebrows with the way it obtained book rights that had been held by U. of Nebraska Press, the work is returning to the Plains.

Another publisher accuses a librarian of libel

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A second librarian's blog becomes the target of a potential lawsuit from a disgruntled publisher.

Timeliness in mind, Princeton press plans to roll out new book in e-chapters

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In an attempt to be more timely and relevant, Princeton plans to publish early chapters of forthcoming book on 2012 election in electronic form, free.

Northern Illinois U Press fights to survive after being deemed 'nonessential'

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Supporters of academic publishing worry about what Northern Illinois U may decide about a small press that punches above its weight in scholarship.

University of Akron says it hasn't eliminated its university press, but has eliminated all press staff jobs

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U of Akron denies killing off its press, even though the university eliminated the jobs of all employees. Many are dubious.

ProQuest acquires Stanford U. spinoff SIPX

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The researcher and library service provider makes another investment in simplifying the discovery of scholarly content with the addition of the Silicon Valley-based start-up.

Researchers, university press directors emboldened by Mellon foundation interest in academic publishing

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.

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