The University of Johannesburg becomes one of the schools that add some 200,000 works annually to ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses program.
Sven Fund on Knowledge Unlatched’s New Open Research Library
Responding to researchers’ need for unfettered open-access content, Sven Fund’s Knowledge Unlatched and its partners have created the Open Research Library.
High Priced Textbook Adoption Spurs Debate in California
When a California State University-Fullerton professor was “reprimanded” for his refusal to use a $180 textbook, a debate ensued over textbook adoption.
Should College Students Be Allowed to Skip Reading on Moral Grounds?
Some freshmen at Duke University have balked at reading Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home claiming visual depictions of lesbian sex offend them, sparking a debate.
Translation Gains New Ground in American Academia
Academic programs are increasingly focusing on translation, with universities partnering with publishers and many offering a specialized focus on the field.
U of Hong Kong & Springer in Open Access Agreement
By Siobhan O’Leary The University of Hong Kong libraries and Springer have signed an open access agreement that will allow academics who are affiliated with the University to publish their research as open access articles in Springer trade journals. According to the Boersenblatt, the articles will be available in print form through the Springer Open ChoiceTM program following peer reviews …
Cengage CEO Ron Dunn on Re-imagining Information Portals and TXTBKS
By Edward Nawotka Last year, when Thomson sold off its education division, a new brand was born—Cengage Learning. Cengage still retains many of the core characteristics that made Thomson Learning such a juggernaut—focusing on providing textbooks and education materials to schools, universities, and professional organizations—but the company has also been forced to re-imagine itself for the future. It is, by itself, …