Textbooks

Wanted: Book for a Term

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As textbook prices soar and students complain, college stores consider programs that allow them to rent, not buy. 

The Future of a Dinosaur

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Wireless technology and search engines are just two technologies that might be meteors from which the standard science textbook never recovers.

Roboprof

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Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr want a robot in every comp sci student's backpack.

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.

More Than a Penny Saved

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Textbook plan at Camden County College could amount to substantial savings for students.

A Closer Read on Textbook Costs

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New analysis finds that low-cost book options are few and far between, and barriers often exist when they are available.

Throwing Down the Book

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Publishers' group catches a key mistake by group that says textbook prices are too high.

Textbook Report -- a New Edition

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Report chides publishers for alleged role in limiting the used book market.

Conflicts Over Textbook Choice

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Cases at Miami Dade and UC Davis call into question professors' motivations.

Who Controls Textbook Choices?

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U. of North Carolina may adopt systemwide rules limiting faculty options. Students like the idea, but some professors don't.

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