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Amazon’s Education Hub, Amazon Inspire, Has Quietly Restored ‘Sharing’ Function

By Jeffrey R. Young     Jan 11, 2018<p>mirtmirt / Shutterstock<p>Amazon has quietly re-opened a previously-controversial sharing feature that allows allow …

Amazon

Pearson Open Sources Equella—Properly

Not too long ago, Pearson contributed the Equella software to the Apereo Foundation as open source software.1 Equella, which both Pearson and Apereo …

Education

Facebook

In the past 10 years alone, tech invaded classrooms and played a crucial role in disrupting the way knowledge is consumed worldwide.<p>Benchmarking this …

At FutureBook 2017: More Volume in Audiobooks, Impact in EdTech

Two independent tracks of programming at London’s FutureBook conference held distinct messages for attendees, with players from both audiobooks and …

States mandate OER and affordable textbook labeling, but challenges remain

Four states -- California, Oregon, Texas and Washington -- have in recent years passed legislation requiring institutions to add labels in course …

PubFactory Integrates Hypothesis Annotation for Publishers

Hypothesis annotation technology is now available to publishers hosted on the PubFactory platform, which houses more than 400,000 books and 1,400 …

Marc Andreessen

Cengage announces unlimited digital subscription

Cengage, the publisher and technology company, is introducing a subscription service that will enable students to access Cengage’s entire digital …

Publishing

OER Textbooks Join Day-One Access Programs in Campus Bookstores

Open Educational Resources<p>Rice University's OpenStax textbooks are now being made available through digital access programs from VitalSource and …

E-Book Sales Down At Simon & Schuster And Across Industry

E-book revenues are down yet again for the swath of the book publishing landscaped represented by the Association of American Publishers. From January to July of 2017, e-book revenues for those publishers are down 5% over the same period in 2017.<p>It is worth noting that for HarperCollins, one of the …

Publishing

Sage is latest publisher to warn of China censorship pressures

Another leading academic publisher has been warned that it may have to censor in China or be forced out of the market, as Beijing intensifies its …

China

News 2017

<i>Delivering important historical primary sources to UK higher education institutions continues into 2018</i><p>CAMBRIDGE, UK, November 20, 2017 – <b>ProQuest</b> <b>is</b> …

Digital Publishers Find Shared Purpose at W3C Publishing Summit

Members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) met for a Publishing Summit last week, the organization’s first annual meeting since combining forces …

Cengage OpenNow: Big news on the OER front hiding in plain sight

In the week prior to the OpenEd conference, Cengage Learning made a fairly big announcement with OpenNow, a "suite of digital products for general …

Pearson’s dominance of textbook market is under examination

Renewal of a key contract will be a stern test for education giant Pearson.<p>Most people have, at some point in their lives, felt a bout of nerves as they awaited a crucial set of exam results. Pearson’s chief executive, John Fallon, could be forgiven for having the same feeling.<p>Next month, the …

Macmillan to Close Its Self-Publishing Unit, Pronoun

In a move that surprised many in the self-publishing community, Macmillan has announced that it will cease all operations at Pronoun, a …

News 2017 - Safari

<i>Platform debuts new student experience and new business model</i><p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 1, 2017 – <b>O’Reilly Media’s completely new version of Safari:</b> …

Amazon to end virtual textbook contract with UMass

AMHERST — After just three years on campus, the retail behemoth Amazon will end its run as the virtual textbook store for the University of …

Sharing and Profits | Library Babel Fish

As I was working with a group of students this week, I showed them Google Scholar. They were in their first semester and few of them knew about it. I …

Publishing

News 2017

<i>Streamlined login, redesigned book detail pages, and new file naming conventions make it easier for researchers to find and use ebooks</i><p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, …

Cengage Launches OER Product

Cengage today introduced OpenNow, a digital content platform for general education courses based on curriculum-aligned open educational resources.

Creative Commons

George Andreou takes helm as Harvard University Press director

<i>Last month, George Andreou became the new director of the Harvard University Press, taking over for</i> <i>William P. Sisler, who held the post for nearly 27</i> …

Harvard

Bertelsmann Completes Its Share Increase at Penguin Random House to 75 Percent - Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Press Release | Gütersloh / New York / London, 10/05/2017<p><b>Group now owns strategic three-quarters majority of world’s biggest trade publishing</b> …

Penguin Random House

Why The Telegraph, Axel Springer and Trinity Mirror aren’t completely pivoting to video

The pivot to video is not on everyone’s agenda. News publishers Trinity Mirror, The Telegraph and Axel Springer are refraining from making any …

Google CEO Appeases Publishers With Subscriptions

A few years ago, Google regularly traded barbs with major news publishers in public. Today, Google is rewiring its search engine to appease them.<p>The …

Digital Media

How EU’s ePrivacy law could impact publishers

While media attention has focused on the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Union’s new data protection laws, another privacy measure …

Privacy

Google Now Includes Overdrive Library eBooks in Search Results

The next time you are searching Google for a particular e-book, you now have another option instead of buying it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble or …

SAGE Publishing Expands Course Material Options for Students through Inclusive Access | SAGE Publications Inc

SAGE Publishing, an independent publisher of preeminent learning material created in partnership with expert authors, today announces a new option …

Skillsoft is the Number One Provider of Corporate eBooks, Audiobooks, Book Reviews and Book Summaries

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Dev--Skillsoft has announced a significant expansion of the industry’s most comprehensive library of integrated books …

Boston

Schibsted adjusts organization to strengthen local execution and global scale