The collected papers of Alan Dundes (1934-2005), celebrated folklorist and professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley, have just been made available to students and the public in an archive housed in the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, following a formal opening ceremony held by the Department of Anthropology & the Berkeley Folklore Program at […]
The Guardian just ran a roundup of “The top 10 books about Austria-Hungary,” by the Stanford- and Berkeley-schooled historian Sean McMeekin. “I first visited Vienna 20 years ago,” runs his introduction to the list. “I came away with an enduring fascination with the strange, lost world of Austria-Hungary.” Well, as someone who lives in Budapest [...]
Just advertised at The Writing Salon, a call for San Francisco writers to head to Berkeley this weekend to learn to “ Write Fast, Write Furious: Optimize Your Writing Time and Output.” Courtesy of Jason S. Ridler, the all-day course runs on Sat. July 27, and offers writers the chance to: “get more words on the [...]
In many ways, Boston's publishing industry is a mirror on the iconic city. Though relatively small, the city and its publishing are known for history; for being a center for academics, thought and innovation; and for being a hub of independence and rebellion that triggers change. In these times of rapid transition in the industry, Boston just might be the place to see big changes happen in publishing.
If you're a college student, you're probably familiar with this kind of math question:
If a 16GB Wifi-only iPad costs $500, and a student spends $1,000 per year on printed textbooks while recouping 16 percent on the sellback, and an e-textbook costs 60 percent less than a printed textbook but lacks sellback, and only 32 percent of a college's textbooks are e-textbooks, how long before the iPad pays for itself?
Answer: It'll take you around three-and-a-half years to recoup the cost of the iPad solely from e-textbook savings.
From an article in The Digital Shift: University of California, Berkeley, law professor Pamela Samuelson, on behalf of more than 80 academics, sent a letter on Monday to Judge Denny Chin asserting that academic authors should not be included as part of a class authorization in the high profile Google Books case, due to fundamental disagreements [...]