Bringing the authority of the academy to a broad audience should be second only to original research itself, especially if the research community hopes to retain or even increase the public’s support for the esoteric work that goes on behind the laboratory walls.
Users need training in the complexities of online search. A new book by Daniel Russell from MIT Press offers solid instruction in how to think about the search process.
What roles are e-books now playing, and what roles will they play, in scholarly disciplines for which books are a primary, often the apex, scholarly form? The first of two posts about e-books and university presses.
As the amount of scholarship continues to grow, Common Threads asks what new insights and utility can be found in reorganization of content for new audiences.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We’ve done the research and now it’s time to build a better user experience.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
The unfortunate news about cutbacks at Stanford University Press makes it clear that all presses must develop strategies to make them more central to the university’s set of priorities.
Guest author Rob Schlesinger encourages a rethink of the common requirement that graduate students publish their dissertations.
When a University of Utah professor grew frustrated with the slim textbook offerings available to students of Arabic, she turned to the library for help. The result was the collaborative creation of a new and radically cheaper text — that got much higher ratings from students than the old one had. How did we do it?
A review of Academic Freedom the latest book in Oxford University Press’s series Engaging Philosophy.
Despite increasingly sophisticated library automation, the data on books in libraries is often hard to come by.
We’ve all been touched by a book, one influenced us in some profound way. This month we asked the Chefs to tell us about those books.
What do we mean by “branding”? Ten quick tips.
The beginning of the holiday season means it’s time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list.