Google's Not-So-Simple Side

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Google’s quest to “organize the world’s information” is supposed to make life easier.  But the issues surrounding the company’s book search program have complicated many academics' views of copyright, because they involve many nuances surrounding security, infrastructure and compensation.

The Quest for Crossover Books

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At mega-event of publishing world, university presses try to get general readers with books on food, gardening, pets and Hillary Clinton.

New Model for Scholarly Publishing

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Rice killed its press a decade ago. Now it will return -- with all materials online, but with peer review system akin to print operations.

Rallying Behind Open Access

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Despite opposition from scholarly groups and publishers, provosts of 25 top universities back plan for public databases of research findings.

NEH vs. Historians

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Endowment accuses scholarly group of "inaccuracies and distortions" -- while admitting that it changed peer review system.

Plagiarism Charge

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Tennessee Press suspends sale of new book on Andersonville Prison as author admits inappropriate and uncredited similarities to another work.

Promoting Ethics in Science

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Blackwell, publisher of hundreds of journals, issues guide for editors in hope of preventing misconduct and informing readers.

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.


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