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Awareness of Open Educational Resources Grows, but Adoption Doesn't

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

Big Deal for Open Access

University of California system secures a landmark open-access deal with publisher Elsevier. Some university librarians hail the agreement as a breakthrough, but others worry about possible long-term impacts.

More Professors Ditch Print

A majority of faculty members say the pandemic affected their course structures last year. Only 15 percent thought changes were for the better.

Online Learning Era Neglects Blind Students' Needs

A year after many campuses transitioned to remote instruction, blind students continue to encounter barriers that undermine their learning.

Open Access Comes to Selective Journal

Nature sets article processing charge at the equivalent of $11,250 for researchers selecting open-access publishing.

Intellectual Property ‘Grab’

Youngstown State faculty members say university is trying to seize all rights to their intellectual property.

A Landmark Open-Access Agreement

A new deal between the University of California system and publisher Springer Nature will transform the way the institution pays to publish and access research.

Complicated Picture for the Humanities

By some measures, the humanities are in decline. By others, their death has been overstated. A new report offers some data from before the pandemic.