Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Struggles of University presses

A special issue, v. 13, no. 2, of the Journal of Electronic Publishing focuses on Reimagining the University Press. And commentaries from the Chronicle of Higher Education,
Hot Type: Despite Broader Audiences, University Presses May Have to Scramble for Support and Inside Higher Ed, New Models for University Presses, discuss the issues.

Textbook pricing and copyright

An article from Inside Higher Ed, Challenge on Textbook Pricing, November 22, 2010 highlights the markets assault on the high cost of textbooks. And the earlier July 8, 2010 filing of an amici curia brief in the mentioned case, Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, by the Library Copyright Alliance highlights the activity needed by library associations to continue to be able to provide the services that are traditional in the U.S.