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.
Bringing the authority of the academy to a broad audience should be second only to original research itself, especially if the research community hopes to retain or even increase the public’s support for the esoteric work that goes on behind the laboratory walls.
As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
EMBO’s Bernd Pulverer looks at the revised Plan S Implementation Guidelines.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Shaun Khoo questions whether authors will exercise their market power to put downward pressure on article processing charges.
Roy Kaufman of Copyright Clearance Center lays out an argument for a more robust and expansive use of licenses by rightsholders, especially in light of recent developments in the EU.
Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.
Gwen Evans, Executive Director of the OhioLink consortium suggests that there is no standard Read and Publish or Publish and Read deal that will fit all consortia, and significant negotiation and customization is needed for each arrangement.
Rick Anderson interviews Jeff MacKie-Mason about the University of California system’s recent break with Elsevier.
Two years after its initial entry into the marketplace, Cabell’s Blacklist has matured into a carefully crafted and highly useful directory of predatory and deceptive journals.
The unfortunate news about cutbacks at Stanford University Press makes it clear that all presses must develop strategies to make them more central to the university’s set of priorities.
In the wak of Plan S, many independent and society publishers are investigating partnerships with larger publishing houses. It’s important to understand what it means to join a publisher’s Big Deal program, and so here we revisit Michael Clarke’s post that explains the changing nature of the Big Deal and what it can mean for these partnerships.
Read-and-publish? Publish-and-read? A primer on transformative agreements by @lisalibrarian.