Libraries and Publishing

Libraries and Publishing
Jun 17, 2020
A new deal between the University of California system and publisher Springer Nature will transform the way the institution pays to publish and access research.
Nov 04, 2019
As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

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"The OER Moment" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

This collection of news and opinion articles may be downloaded here, free.

On Tuesday, July 18, Inside Higher Ed's editors presented a free webcast to discuss the themes of the compilation. You may view a recording of the webcast here.

This compendium was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage.

Archive

February 9, 2012

White House solicitation about the government's role in making federally funded research available to the public rekindles debate over open access.

February 7, 2012

Rice U. unveils free, digital offering that it says could save students nationwide tens of millions of dollars.

February 6, 2012

Association of Research Libraries spells out principles and best practices for making copyrighted materials as free as possible while avoiding lawsuits.

January 19, 2012

With the open-source encyclopedia blacked out to protest U.S. Internet bill, college librarians offer their services (and verifiable sources).

January 18, 2012

Universities have started banding together to negotiate favorable contracts with software vendors. With new effort, a group of them aims to exercise similar leverage with publishers on behalf of students.

December 14, 2011

Latest Education Department data show steady overall spending, a boom in e-books and rising costs of electronic journal subscriptions.

September 14, 2011
A sharp split over digitized versions of "orphan works," as well as anger over Google's books project, led authors' group to sue major university libraries.

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