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September 16, 2013
By:
Martha C. White NBC News contributor
Hitting the books can be a serious hit in the wallet these days. Already grappling with skyrocketing tuition and fees, college students also must contend with triple-digit inflation on the price of textbooks. With the average student shelling out $1,200 a year just on books, students, professors and policy groups are searching for ways to circumvent the high cost of traditional textbooks.
September 10, 2013
By:
Tracy Vence, The Scientist
A new report lauds the UK government’s commitment to open access, but calls its early devotion to the gold model a “mistake.”
September 09, 2013
By:
Heather Joseph
Some very good news out of the UK early this morning (UK time!) - The UK House of Commons' Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee has just released a new report, "Open Access: Achieving a Functional Market," recommending significant revisions to the Open Access Policy direction set out in response to last year's controversial "Finch Report," as well as in the revised Research Council's UK (RCUK) Open Access Policy.
September 09, 2013
By:
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
August 29, 2013
By:
Jo Ling Kent, FoxNews
SPARC's Open Educational Resources Program Director, Nicole Allen, speaks to the problems with high textbook prices and offers a solution.

August 28, 2013
By:
Carl Straumsheim, Inside HigherEd
Most students are stepping into their first class either this week or the next, and many of them will find themselves participating in their institution’s latest cost-saving experiment. In the name of student savings, institutions are testing everything from all-tablet learning to textbook rentals to open educational resources (OER) -- though similar projects delivered mixed results last year.
August 27, 2013
By:
Andrea Higginbotham
Whether your events are focused on getting faculty and students informed on Open Access Issues or if you want to promote Open Access projects your campus has begun, start planning and posting your events now to get maximum participation!
August 26, 2013
By:
Heather Joseph
August 23, 2013
By:
Andrew Albanese, Publisher's Weekly
In compliance with a White House directive, members of the Association of American Publishers this week submitted its plan for a pilot project to make federally-funded research available to the public. Dubbed CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) AAP officials call their plan “a framework” endorsed by some 70 signatories, including the American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society Elsevier, and Wiley.

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