Should the library focus first on serving its local constituency, or on changing the scholarly communication ecosystem? No matter how we answer this question, the implications will be complex.
Amanda Laverick and Adrian Stanley talk about their experiences living and working in countries far from home.
Organizations across the globe are being forced to adapt quickly, with some allowing employees to work from home the first time. But there are many reasons to shift to a remote team – learn more about why and how in today’s post.
I asked twelve publisher/customer pairs how they will measure the success of their transformative deals five years from now. The responses were very interesting.
Travel bans, office closures, and conference cancellations have publishers and societies thinking about how best to ensure that scholarly content continues to be reviewed and distributed. This post by Angela Cochran looks at some of the impacts and questions whether this is the new normal.
One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?
A conversation with Scott Delman of ACM about the publisher’s recently-announced deal with four major US research universities.
Eric Broug takes a look at the siloed nature of publishing organizations, and how disconnects between different aspects of the business can be harmful.
When was the last time everyone you knew experienced the same piece of culture at the same time? Is the age of shared cultural experiences over?
China is making great official strides in developing a system of scholarly communications. Tao Tao interviews two experts for their opinions on how international collaborations and internal developments are happening.
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.
A look at the recent acquisition of EDP by Science Press, and the larger implications it holds for the future of Chinese science publishing.
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
A new dataset from the Gates Foundation offers insights into author choices and APC pricing.
Part 2 — how will the rapidly evolving world of researcher software impact scholarly communications?