April 4, 2008
U. of California Assesses Its Publishing Needs
Big reports come and go. Whether they produce real change is an open question.
For instance, when the Ithaka group came along in July 2007 with a report, "University Publishing in a Digital Age," its findings were universally hailed. The nonprofit group, which advocates better use of information technology in higher education, exhorted universities to look more closely at scholarly communication on their own campuses and to "treat the publishing function as an important,