A visit to the world’s longest running video rental store and a lesson about the value of inconvenience.
On February 26th, Phill Jones gate-crashed the 2nd STM association research data workshop. Here’s what he learned about the progress being made and that challenges ahead in making data sharable, open, and maybe even FAIR.
Open peer review hasn’t caught on in the humanities, but it has been part of ongoing experiments in humanities publishing. As the American Historical Review tries open review, what lessons can we take from previous experiments?
Dr. Jie Xu from the Wuhan University of China offers a view of how Chinese researchers are reacting and are likely to alter their behavior in response to new policies governing research evaluation.
From Siri to autonomous vehicles, the magic of tech innovations are wrought by human ingenuity — and setting boundaries around these technologies is a social enterprise, with inherently cultural implications.
What if you used a computer to generate every possible song and then put it in the public domain? Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin did just that.
A new set of policies mark an effort to largely reform the research and higher education evaluation systems in China. The potential impact on the STM publishing sector is examined.
Rob Johnson of Research Consulting and Vanessa Proudman of SPARC Europe look at a recent survey of of European funders to explore what’s being done to drive change in scholarly communication, and argue that funders’ open policies could be backed up more by funders’ own practices.
One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?
The major US library consortium OhioLINK has created a vision for the systems that libraries use for acquiring content from publishers, managing collections, and enabling discovery. An interview about this vision with executive director Gwen Evans,
The novelty of using a typewriter and the value in slowing down.
Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish component in a transformative agreement. @lisalibrarian
This month we asked the Chefs: As times change, how have you evolved your core skills to continue to add value to your work and fulfillment to your career?
Alison Mudditt looks at the recently released TOP Factor from the Center for Open Science, and the bigger picture of shifting the nature of research assessment.
Siân Harris hears from female early-career researchers in Asia and Africa about their passion for research, the challenges they face, and the advice they would give to women and girls interested in pursuing research areas.