Leakage has strengthened libraries’ negotiating position with respect to content providers. The emerging syndication model syndication offers libraries the opportunity to provide dramatically improve the research experience for their users — with a number of risks as well, including the prospect of substantially reducing their leverage at the negotiating table.
This year’s ER&L conference was abuzz with the threats and solutions for digital access in libraries.
Many society publishers, concerned about the disruptive implications, of Plan S, are nervously considering selling off their publishing assets.
Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal — and publisher pricing power — while empowering library negotiators.
How can not-for-profit organizations outcompete their commercial rivals? Revisiting Joe Esposito’s 2011 post that lays out a blueprint for success.
A pilot project representing the first significant experiment with the syndication of publisher content to a content supercontinent.
Publishers are losing online traffic on their own platforms. What does this mean for the future of the publisher site and the hosted platform companies?
What happens when regulations around research funding pit the interests of the laboratory head against those of their students and postdocs?
If you’re a scholarly and scientific author and you think the open access movement is irrelevant to your interests, think again.
Ever felt frustrated with your governing board? Although the board may not be of your design, there’s still much you can do to shape an effective board that truly adds value to execution of your business strategy and mission. Read on to find out how!
As we await the next communication from Coalition S, the largest publishers indicate that they will not abandon the hybrid pathway for open access.
NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
History as a discipline has a history of responding to Open Access Initiatives. What can we learn from this history of history that could push faster, farther toward collaboratively designed and implemented OA?
The editorial board for the Journal of Informetrics declared checkmate when they resigned over Elsevier’s open access and open citations policies. Raising both practical and moral questions of journal ownership, the editors of Learning Publishing ask: What can this power move tell us about editorial ownership in the age of open science?
With thousand of pages of feedback on the Plans S implementation guidance, what themes emerged that might guide next steps? By @lisalibrarian