We know that peer review is important and that the hard work of reviewers should be recognized. Yet we still don’t really know how that recognition should work.
Over recent weeks, infrastructure has been a major focus for the community. Building infrastructure is important, but just as important is maintaining and evolving that infrastructure. Kate Wittenberg and Sheila Morrissey discuss the importance of preservation, and the work Portico has had to do to adapt to an ever-changing information landscape.
The HathiTrust Research Center has recently announced a significant expansion of its services. Rick Anderson discusses the changes with Executive Director Mike Furlough and staff.
Last week’s STM news raises questions about whether scholarly publishers are prepared to radically improve content distribution. Is content syndication the end game?
Last week saw the official launch of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) – a collaboration between 10 industry organizations led by SSP. Learn why this group is needed and what its priorities are in this post by Alice Meadows
Now, of course copyright owners of “free” resources have the right to set the terms of access. They can put up a datawall that demands the exchange of personal information (and thus enables data tracking, reporting, and maybe even aggregation with other datasets) for the otherwise free article. I wonder how far we will see this extend.
Part 2 of Bob Nardini’s look at the history and strategy behind library book acquisition activities.
Bob Nardini looks at the history and strategy behind library book acquisition activities. Part 1 today…
The suppression of three economic history journals reveals more about Clarivate’s methods than citation manipulation.
This year’s Nikon Small Worlds In Motion competition showcases the stunning development of live cell imaging technologies.
Shifts in how publishers market and sell journal packages have significant implications for society journal valuations over the long term. These same shifts may also be setting some societies up for publisher “lock-in” — making it difficult to change publishers in the future.
Following a rich and lively panel discussion at ALPSP, Alison Mudditt summarizes the cultural changes needed and practical actions we can all take individually and within our organizations to stamp out harassment and create respectful, dignified places of work for everyone.
Abigail Wickes and Erica Leeman discuss early career experiences, the value of an MLIS degree across the industry, and the need for metadata expertise in publishing.
Robert Harington argues that academic societies need to balance mission and business more effectively. There is nothing wrong with developing a mixed publishing economy that best suits a range of communities and types of business.
Think we’ll soon be working in the “paperless office of the future”? Star Trek begs to differ.