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.
The conversation around open access has shifted from “should we?” to “how are we going to?” The failings of the author-pays model are becoming increasingly evident. Finding better models is proving to be both urgently necessary and extremely difficult.
Part 2 — how will the rapidly evolving world of researcher software impact scholarly communications?
Part 1 of a two-part look at the rapidly evolving research software space and how it is changing scholarly communication.
Robert Harington suggests that despite the critical role of scholarly societies in publishing and academia, the sad reality is it is the big corporate publishers who win.
Sharing research data is increasingly becoming a real business. Today, we provide an overview this landscape and highlight several recent announcements that may indicate future strategic prospects.
Publishers of subscription and open access scholarly content are facing downward pressures on pricing. Angela Cochran explores some of the hidden costs associated with a professional publishing operation and asks whether some of the tasks currently done by publishers should be absorbed elsewhere.
What do statements of support for UC reveal about open access publishing, institutional priorities, and the role of library-publisher contracts?
Curtis Kendrick, Dean of Libraries at Binghamton University, raises questions about whether cost-per-use is the appropriate metric for measuring the comparative value of library subscriptions.
An interview with Jason Lorgan, executive director of campus stores at @UCDavis, about the university’s innovative new textbook-affordability program.
The value of the big deal has declined. Will libraries drive down its price — or help publishers prop up its value?
How does scholarly communications benefit from coopetition, the cooperation of competitors? Come see what the Chefs said and tell us your thoughts!