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The Suicide of Computer Genius Aaron Swartz: Time for presidential peacemaking in the online copyright wars
January 14, 2013 | 10:03 am

After Henry Louis Gates, Jr., an African-American Harvard professor, was erroneously arrested for breaking and entering, Barack Obama spoke up. The President at first overdid his criticism of the police, but in the end played the meritable role of peacemaker, inviting both Prof. Gates and the arresting policeman to the White House for a “Beer Summit.” In time, Sgt. James Crowley even gave Prof. Gates a pair of the handcuffs used on the professor. Now President Obama should help make peace in a separate Cambridge case and consider another “Beer Summit”—in fact a whole series—between copyright lobbyists and America’s librarians, educators and consumer activists. Dead in the copyright...

Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online
November 14, 2011 | 10:49 am

Images From CUP: Cambridge University Press’s new integrated eBook and digital content offering, University Publishing Online, launched yesterday. University Publishing Online, at www.universitypublishingonline.org, provides aggregated content from the Mathematical Association of America (based in Washington D.C.), Liverpool University Press, Foundation Books (based in India), and Cambridge University Press. Access to content from Edinburgh University Press and Nottingham University Press will be available from early 2012. [Clip] Users have immediate access to over 13,000 front and backlist titles, accessible through quick, powerful search and browse functionality. [Clip] Users are able to search across all University Publishing Online content or limit their search to selected publishers. The search facility also...

Cambridge University Press to recreate textbooks for iPad
May 26, 2011 | 5:02 pm

Screen shot 2011 05 26 at 5 01 18 PM From Campus Technology: The publishing arm of the University of Cambridge will be working with an education software producer to convert three of its medical textbooks into iOS apps for use on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. GetYa Learn On(GYLO) is tackling the conversion for Cambridge University Press. The project will first cover three of Cambridge's key texts on radiology, neuropharmacology, and anesthesia. Expected for release in the iTunes Store in June 2011, the first app will be a portable version of the radiology text Final FRCR Long Cases, which users will be able to personalize by adding notes, highlights, and bookmarks. The text...

Cambridge University Press experiments with e-books
July 13, 2010 | 4:52 pm

logo_cup The Bookseller’s FutureEBook blog has a interesting post today on the process of converting textbooks into digital textbooks. The textbook publisher that writer John Pettigrew works for, Cambridge University Press, is in the process of exploring the market for e-textbooks. In looking into the matter, it ran up against the problem that there simply isn’t much information available about the success of e-textbooks versus printed ones—most of the headlines about e-books relate to fiction. So, to get its feet wet, the company chose two textbooks—one fairly well-known and the other relatively new—to convert and market to...