A pilot project representing the first significant experiment with the syndication of publisher content to a content supercontinent.
As we await the next communication from Coalition S, the largest publishers indicate that they will not abandon the hybrid pathway for open access.
With thousand of pages of feedback on the Plans S implementation guidance, what themes emerged that might guide next steps? By @lisalibrarian
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
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.
Can you prioritize privacy in user research? Simply put – yes.
We can be certain that, if Elsevier asserts its obvious platform advantages, there is no data firewall that can protect other publishers from Elsevier’s strategic advance.
Lisa Hinchliffe shares her advice for guest authors and describes how the guest authoring process works. Guest posts add vibrancy and variety to the Scholarly Kitchen. Be Our Guest!
Lisa Hinchliffe asks, if the true value is of a subscription is being obscured by over-utilization, should libraries seek to dampen such excess in order to have more appropriate measures of the real value of a subscription?
The recently announced agreement between ResearchGate and Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, and Thieme demonstrates that there is not a uniformity of perspective in the publishing community about article sharing on ResearchGate, or presumably on the many other scholarly collaboration networks that exist. It also signals that ResearchGate, a decade-old start-up disruptor with with venture capital investment and a rapidly grown user base, has taken its place at the negotiating table and found not just enemies but allies.