The Need for a Broader Concept of Publishing in the Digital Age

LEADING THE WAY: Publishing research is more critical than ever to a university's mission, but too many institutions fail to recognize and support it adequately, even as their presses struggle to find their footing in a fast-changing online world.

That's the message driven home by a report called "University Publishing in a Digital Age," released last week by Ithaka, a nonprofit group that promotes the use of information technology in higher education.

"In American colleges and