Battle over College Course Material Is a Textbook Example of Technological Change
A revolution in college course materials is raising questions about cost, access, and fairness. Publishers say their high-tech courseware - electronic books glowing with videos and interactive study guides - can improve the quality of learning at a small fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. But student advocates call for adoption of open-source textbooks that can be downloaded for free and worry that the same companies that drove up the price of print textbooks are dominating the digital space and will ultimately introduce higher costs there.
Even when the field of academic study is removed from the equation, women’s earnings still trail those of men by 11 percent. The reason? Family. Married women with children are paid less than those who don’t have similarly structured families. Meanwhile, men earn the same amount, regardless of their marital or parental status.
On Being Excluded: Testimonies by People of Color in Scholarly Publishing
Firsthand account about the experience of racism in scholarly publishing, showing we have "a great deal of powerful and humbling work to do" to address racism and the white-dominated culture of our industry.
What Are the Ten Most Cited Sources on Wikipedia? Let's Ask the Data.
Understanding the provenance of information used by Wikipedians, also allows us to lift a veil on its gaps - the types of sources, languages, and perspectives - that are not represented, which in turn can inform community efforts to improve coverage in underserved content areas.
To Steal or Not to Steal? Could Sci-Hub Change the Publishing Industry?
Elsevier, a major scientific publisher, has a 36 percent profit margin - bigger than Apple, Amazon, and Google. And it's just one of many. But Sci-Hub could change all that by releasing every article for free.