The lobbying behind publishing and textbooks – A First Street report

September 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

First Street, a new political intelligence product from CQ Press, a division of SAGE Inc., offers a look into the relationships between legislators, lobbyists, and others influencing policy making in the US.  The product launched earlier this year.  They have been releasing topical reports, highlighting the lobbying in the topic area as well as the […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · New Products · Publishing · Textbooks · Vendor News

Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Open Access · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

College Students Prefer Print Over Digital Textbooks

May 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

According to a study done by OnCampus Research, 74% of college students still prefer to use a printed textbook when taking a class.  From the press release , “even with new digital handheld gadgets, smart phones, pads, and laptops glued to every college students hand, 74% still prefer to use a printed textbook when taking […]

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College Bookstores to add Espresso Book Machines

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Expect to find print on demand textbooks and other academic and trade titles available for POD in college bookstores very soon.  From a press release, “NACS Media Solutions (NMS), a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) and On Demand Books LLC (ODB), the maker of the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM), have entered […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Press Releases · Print on demand · Textbooks