The Suicide of Computer Genius Aaron Swartz: Time for presidential peacemaking in the online copyright wars

By libertyc
January 14, 2013 // 22 Comments

After Henry Louis Gates, Jr., an African-American Harvard professor, was erroneously arrested for breaking and entering, Barack Obama spoke up. The President at first overdid his criticism of the police, but in the end played the meritable role of peacemaker, inviting both Prof. Gates and the [...]

Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online

By libertyc
November 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

From CUP: Cambridge University Press’s new integrated eBook and digital content offering, University Publishing Online, launched yesterday. University Publishing Online, at, provides aggregated content from the Mathematical Association of America (based in [...]

Cambridge University Press to recreate textbooks for iPad

By libertyc
May 26, 2011 // 1 Comment

From Campus Technology: The publishing arm of the University of Cambridge will be working with an education software producer to convert three of its medical textbooks into iOS apps for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. GetYa Learn On(GYLO) is tackling the conversion for Cambridge [...]

Cambridge University Press experiments with e-books

By libertyc
July 13, 2010 // 3 Comments

The Bookseller’s FutureEBook blog has a interesting post today on the process of converting textbooks into digital textbooks. The textbook publisher that writer John Pettigrew works for, Cambridge University Press, is in the process of exploring the market for e-textbooks. In looking into the [...]

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