Green open access, and in particular the role of institutional repositories in serving up preprints and other journal article artifacts, is going through some substantial transitions. Yesterday, news broke that DuraSpace and Lyrasis are merging. An important development for institutional repositories and related library systems, this is also yet another example of organizational consolidation among membership organizations in the library community in particular. Roger Schonfeld analyzes the merger.
With the changes afoot in scholarly communications practices, sentiment, and business models, the Chefs consider: What are we aiming for?
If ever there was a time for society publishers to start advocating for themselves, that time is now. In this post, Angela Cochran challenges society publishers to find their voice in affecting policy decisions that relate to their programs.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
LEGO is increasingly being used in teaching and research. Here are some fun examples of how and why it can be useful.
Augmented reality is increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Learn how Springer Nature has been experimenting with it in this interview with their Senior Manager of Semantic Data, Markus Kaindl, and Head of Innovation, Martijn Roelandse.
Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.
Famed detective Sherlock Holmes does his best to help his friend Dr. Watson figure out how best to comply with the requirements of Plan S.
In this article, Robert Harington implores Plan S leaders and funders to take researcher needs to heart.
A nice visualization showing when different elements were added to the Periodic Table.
Mary Beth Barilla interviews SAGE’s Martha Sedgwick in advance of her keynote address at the SSP’s Pre-conference at APE 2019.
A report on the 2018 MLA InSight meeting that brought together librarians and publishers: How can our communities work together in collaborative efforts that actually make a difference?
Okay, 2019, it’s gotta be the end of manels (all male panels) and whanels (all white). Online projects provide resources that call attention to the problems of bias, and make locating women experts easy.
What the public wants is better science, not open science. Plan S has put those two forces in conflict, and it is driving everybody crazy.
January 1, 2019 marked the emergence of new works to the US Public Domain for the first time in 20 years.