Authors Guild sues Google Books’s university partners

By libertyc
September 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lest we think that the lawsuit against Google that has been spinning its wheels for six years and gone precisely nowhere was the extent of the Authors Guilds efforts to fight the Google Books [...]

Does e-reading hinder the learning process?

By libertyc
August 11, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Kansas City Star is carrying a story by Nicholas Carr warning that e-books may not be as conducive to learning as printed books. Carr points to a pair of studies suggesting that e-books can lead [...]

Survey shows most college students hate lugging textbooks more than they like sex

By libertyc
July 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

Kno, the company that had been designing a two-paned e-textbook tablet reader before deciding to get out of the hardware market and concentrate on software for existing tablets, has released a survey [...]

Lecture note posting harms academic publishing, publishers claim

By libertyc
July 4, 2011 // 1 Comment

The closure of a half-century-old university bookstore in Ireland is raising questions about the propriety of lecturers posting class notes on-line, the Bookseller reports. The chairman of a UK [...]

Digital and Higher Education

By libertyc
May 27, 2011 // 6 Comments

A study sponsored by the Pearson Foundation for Harris Interactive surveyed 1,214 college students and 200 high-school seniors heading to college.  More than two-thirds of them showed overwhelming [...]

Robots retrieve books in new library at University of Chicago

By libertyc
May 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

Publishers are trying to make e-books act more like print books—but some future library concepts are making print books act more like e-books. In particular, the $81 million Joe and Rika Mansueto [...]

UK vote on cuts to higher education to be held Thursday

By libertyc
December 6, 2010 // 1 Comment

From Matt Hayler’s 4oh4 Words not Found blog. Matt is a PhD student in the UK and a regular contributor to TeleRead. This is an important issue and as we have a lot of UK readers I reprint [...]

iTunes U supports EPUB files

By libertyc
November 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Got the following email from Frank Lowney that I thought I should pass on to you: I thought that other Teleread subscribers might be interested in Apple’s not yet widely publicized announcement [...]

Some colleges may force changeover to digital textbooks

By libertyc
October 26, 2010 // 2 Comments

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a report by Jeffrey R. Young suggesting that some colleges may begin forcing a switchover to electronic textbooks in order to save students money and reduce [...]

LIU Brooklyn Campus extends iPad program

By libertyc
October 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

LIU began issuing iPads to all incomming students this semester and about 3,500 iPads were handed out. Now, the program is being expanded. After a $100K investment in its wireless infrastructure, the [...]

Monterey College of Law starts iPad program

By libertyc
August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

From Campus Technology: As the centerpiece of a new mobile computing initiative, Monterey College of Law (MCL) in California is distributing Apple iPads to all students enrolled in a supplemental [...]

University of Michigan Press starts ebook rental program

By libertyc
August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the University of Michigan Press blog: The University of Michigan Press announced today that it launched a new ebook rental program for more than 250 of its scholarly titles, allowing students [...]

iPad Quick Notes: Screen shortage, smuggling, universities

By libertyc
July 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

LG, one of the companies that makes the LCD touchscreens for the iPad, reported on Thursday that it was having trouble keeping up with Apple’s demand. LG’s CEO, Kwon Young-Soo suggested that [...]

Further correspondence on the University of California/Nature Publishing Group dispute

By libertyc
June 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

We previously published an article about U of C’s displeasure with the Nature Publishing Group’s price increase. Here is some further info for those who are following the issue. From the [...]

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