Today, a group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA ecosystem. This new service shows that publishers are finally beginning to address digital strategy in an environment that has steadily eroded their ability to monetize the value they create. Does it go far enough to reset the competitive environment?
A recent opinion paper by Richard Poynder @rickypo offers analysis and prognostication with regard to the current state and future prospects of #openaccess and the open access movement.
The publisher is committed to financial sustainability. How it achieves it is an open question.
For years humanists have been pointing to the real advantages of openness and accessibility, and the real costs of rigid, monolithic open access policies. The Royal Historical Society studied the landscape for Plan S compliance and the implications for UK historians.
Geowalling open content is proposed yet again. As a thought experiment, @lisalibrarian explores what Plan S principles would be compromised by this tactic.
Elsevier’s new CEO Kumsal Bayazit’s debuted in front of a librarian audience at last week’s Charleston Conference. Analysis from Roger Schonfeld.
A new dataset from the Gates Foundation offers insights into author choices and APC pricing.
In 2011, Marc Andreessen said that software is eating the world. Since then, publishers have embraced technology. Specifically, the internet – an infrastructure and platform set dominated by open source software. As some academics start to see open source as necessary part of modern, open scholarship. do publisher need to seriously consider changing how we innovate?
Can a library/publisher transformative agreement attract funder spend?
@lisalibrarian unpacks the SAGE/UNC-Chapel Hill pilot program.
It’s Open Access week so this month we asked the chefs: What’s next for OA? What lies beyond the APC as a funding model? Let us know your thoughts!
Highwire’s Byron Russell reports on this year’s OASPA Conference, and future paths to sustainable open access business models.
Amy Brand from MIT Press and the Crossref Board of Directors offers her thought on this crucial moment in the evolution of Crossref and the scholarly communications infrastructure.
100 out of print books are now Open Access, the first of 200 in a project from JHU Press on the MUSE Open platform. What are the goals of this project and the lessons learned thusfar?
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph.
A glimpse behind the scenes as a research society added a popular magazine to its publishing portfolio.