Pearson is offering online access to its entire textbook collection for $15 a month. Will students go for it?
Calls for a monoculture of scholarly communication keep multiplying. But wouldn’t a continued diversity of models be healthier?
The crises that US universities are producing in cities are intensifying as fast as others they face. An interview with Davarian Baldwin, author of In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower.
The BYU Library’s latest humorous promotional video is out, and (if we do say so ourselves) it’s an instant classic.
In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Laura Feetham of IOP Publishing about their work to improve peer review quality in the physical sciences through their ongoing peer review excellence program.
Getting digitized primary source materials into the classroom requires an open dialogue among researchers, teachers, and archivists. A workshop from historians of business shows how.
Gabe Harp discusses MIT Press’ “Skill Exchange”, a peer to peer program to foster learning and professional development.
Adam Savage of “Mythbusters” addresses how they approached ideas that had “no basis in science”, and how that phrase is essentially meaningless.
Continuing a series looking at start-ups in the scholarly sector, from what they do and how it could be useful, to how they have got started, and tips they would share with other entrepreneurs. This time, an interview with Tony Zanders, founder and CEO of Skilltype.
Silent Librarian is an international phishing organization that “angles” for university network credentials on behalf of the Iranian government. Crane Hassold gives us the lowdown on this dangerous scam.
Survey results on COVID pandemic impacts on researchers and educators across the disciplines, and implications for scholarly publishers.
Journalists are increasingly flagging unsupported claims and blatant falsehoods–it’s time for preprint platforms to do the same.
Jennifer Regala discusses the pursuit of the “R” word — how to drive your career in scholarly publishing by remaining relevant.
Why aren’t we overrun with gigantic bacteria? It’s a matter of diffusion.
Rebecca Bryant (OCLC) explains why cross-campus social interoperability is needed to adequately support today’s researchers.