Publishing Industry

Publishing Industry
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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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Rebutting a recent essay, Brian Farkas argues that student-run law reviews -- while imperfect -- have much to contribute to legal scholarship and the law.
Flat World Knowledge will no longer publish versions of its textbooks at no charge. How big a setback does the company's change represent for the 'open' movement?
You leave digital footprints when you do research. Scott McLemee listens to the librarians who follow them.
University administrators, following intense campaign and much criticism from faculty members, reverse decision.
Analysts of the court's ruling have focused on its implications for fair use, but the outcome could help some publishers and bring down costs for students, writes Caroline Vanderlip.
U. of New Orleans plans "hiatus" for scholarly publishing unit -- and eliminates job of director (the only full-time employee).
Marshall Poe relies on academic publishers and loves the works they produce, but fears they aren't going nearly far enough in recognizing the new realities of the way people read and gather information.
Library associations say Supreme Court case could make it illegal to lend books and other materials that were manufactured overseas.
Closures speak volumes about a university's priorities and about academe's priorities, writes Jeffrey R. Di Leo.
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.
Association's journals will now leave copyright with authors, with explicit authorization to post articles on personal or departmental websites, or in open access repositories.
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.

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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

March 20, 2013

Supreme Court rules against textbook publisher's effort to prevent resale of cheaper imported textbooks.

March 12, 2013

Open education advocates launch Lumen Learning, which aims to help institutions replace expensive textbooks with open-source solutions.

March 8, 2013

Following a lawsuit from major textbook publishers, a Boston company rewrites its "textbook replacement" material and asks judge for breathing room.

February 25, 2013

White House order jump-starts the process and even wins support from publishers.

February 1, 2013

Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.

January 9, 2013

After a successful pilot, JSTOR is launching its Register & Read program, which lets anyone read up to three articles from 1,200 of its journals every two weeks in exchange for demographic information.

December 6, 2012

Amherst College starts publishing unit that will feature peer review and close editing -- while also making all books digital and free.

December 4, 2012

OpenStax College, an open-access textbook publisher, introduces its first offering through iTunes -- and hopes the $4.99 charge will allow students to benefit from extras and the business model to grow.

November 30, 2012

Rebutting a recent essay, Brian Farkas argues that student-run law reviews -- while imperfect -- have much to contribute to legal scholarship and the law.

November 5, 2012

Flat World Knowledge will no longer publish versions of its textbooks at no charge. How big a setback does the company's change represent for the 'open' movement?

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