SSP and the Charleston Library Conference have partnered to offer a scholarship program to attend each organization’s annual meetings. Here, the winning essay from Lynnee Argabright offers thoughts on how the needs of emerging professionals/academics change scholarly communications in the future.
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.
In this guest post, Rob Johnson and Andrea Chiarelli of Research Consulting discuss the findings of their recent research study into the recent growth of preprint servers and explore how publishers might respond.
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.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the folks at textBOX can help publishers present that descriptive text (“alt-text”) to the online world, meeting key accessibility and discoverability demands.
Where will FAIR end up? What will be its value to research data management stakeholders? To see into the future, Brian Lavoie of OCLC suggests we start by looking into the past in this guest post.
Users need training in the complexities of online search. A new book by Daniel Russell from MIT Press offers solid instruction in how to think about the search process.
Guest blogger Julie Zhu discusses publisher strategies and industry standards for tending to the “plumbing” of content discovery and access.
Last week’s ACRL and STM conferences demonstrated that libraries and publishers have a renewed desire to understand the researcher experience and embrace the scholarly information practices that will define our future.
Sharing and evaluating early stage research findings can be challenging, but that’s starting to change. Learn more in this guest post by Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper of Morressier
How three transformations in scholarly publishing over recent years could help Bangladesh move out of the UN’s List of Least Developed Countries by 2024. Guest post by Haseeb Md. Irfanullah.
This year’s ER&L conference was abuzz with the threats and solutions for digital access in libraries.
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?
Information access has an important role to play in tackling inequity in the global research and knowledge systems. But subscriptions to Northern journals are only part of the story for improving research equity in low- and middle-income-countries.
A report on the 2018 MLA InSight meeting that brought together librarians and publishers: How can our communities work together in collaborative efforts that actually make a difference?