Some thoughts about using social media in a more intentional and humane manner, and video presentation by Dan Harvey on why outrage and anger are so prevalent (and valuable) online.
Publishing has always been an information technology business. Why then, is our industry often accused of being slow to adopt technology? Do we struggle to integrate new ideas into our systems and workflows more than we should? How can make the best use of new technology innovation without being overwhelmed?
High School and Undergrad student conduct research all the time, and yet student run journals can come and go. Today’s guest post highlights the STEM Fellowship, which provides a sustainable support structure for student lead journals as well as challenges to inspire research outside the box.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we ensure that implementation ensures a more equitable system for all?
We’re off for the US and UK holiday and this week’s SSP Meeting. A musical interlude to move you into summer…
Are you looking forward to this year’s SSP Annual Conference? We are! This month we asked the Chefs which sessions they were planning to attend and why.
A brief review of studies linking social media and article-level performance.
The latest report from SPARC is a departure from advocacy and is very well done. Robert Harington discusses key findings from Claudio Aspesi et al., for SPARC – A Landscape Analysis: The Changing Academic Publishing Industry – Implications for Academic Institutions
Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.
Will cost share allocations for transformative agreements threaten the cohesion of library consortia?
A puzzle to keep your brain active on a Friday…
Jasmine Wallace shares strategies for getting the most out of attending publishing meetings.
Despite the near consensus about the popularity (or lack thereof) of commenting on academic articles, there is surprisingly little publicly available data relating to commenting rates. To address this, a team of academics from the Universities of Sheffield and Loughborough have recently published research into article commenting on PLOS journals. Simon Wakeling, Stephen Pinfield and Peter Willett report here on their findings.
Gwen Evans, Executive Director of the OhioLink consortium suggests that there is no standard Read and Publish or Publish and Read deal that will fit all consortia, and significant negotiation and customization is needed for each arrangement.