Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
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Contingent Magazine had a lot of doubters when it debuted 12 months ago. But it's still going strong and earning a reputation as a place where historians can engage the public with the ideas that have always interested them.
Jul 30, 2019
Concerned about limited purchasing options and potential price increases, students and consumer groups challenge the proposed merger of two major textbook publishers.

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Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new digital models -- in writing, editing, financing and more.
Daniel Goldstein warns that some of the contracts colleges are accepting may limit access in key ways.
Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.
New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.
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.
New daily online magazine from the digital archive seeks to be "where news meets its scholarly match."
U. of Colorado at Boulder cuts costs by subscribing to an ebook service over buying print books, but some faculty members complain of an inferior product.
The drive for open educational resources is unlikely to take hold without more commercial support and incentives for faculty members and other stakeholders, Brian Jacobs argues.
The day of world domination by the ebook is at hand! Well, maybe. Scott McLemee checks out a more sober assessment.
Self-publishing is still rare for academics. But a few scholars are trying it out.
After 19 years as an auxiliary of the Stanford University Libraries, the technology company HighWire Press spins off.

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"New Models for Educational Materials" is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

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Archive

December 7, 2015

Study finds increase in number of new titles -- and their share of all new scholarly books.

November 3, 2015

The disability studies scholars behind guidelines on accessibility in publishing gain their first endorsement from a university press.

October 8, 2015

Members of the Association of Research Libraries pitch ideas about the future of the field during the "first inaugural 'hunchery.'" Holograms ensue.

October 1, 2015

Study suggests open-access journals with questionable peer-review and marketing processes now publish hundreds of thousands of articles a year, a huge jump in only a few years.

June 5, 2015

Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.

February 25, 2015

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

February 6, 2015

Daniel Goldstein warns that some of the contracts colleges are accepting may limit access in key ways.

January 5, 2015

Adding students to sections has no impact on outcomes, according to a large national study.

November 24, 2014

New grant recipients of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be required to make their research and data open to the public.

October 10, 2014

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.

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