In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, learned societies are facing some challenges that call for adaptive-transformative resilience. Guest author Trevor Perry-Giles discusses steps societies must take in crafting a “new normalcy” for sustainability.
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.
With their audiences in COVID-19 lockdown, publishers are testing out new marketing strategies while some authors are taking matters into their own hands.
As professional and academic societies scramble to cancel meetings or move them to online formats in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Clarke discusses considerations for both maintaining revenues and engagement.
Ralph Youngen from the American Chemical Society discusses their efforts to provide remote access to researchers during the current pandemic and how new technologies and standards like RA21 and SeamlessAccess are helpful.
Research Outreach is a young company that helps researchers make their work more easily intelligible to a lay audience. Editorial Director Emma Feloy answers some questions about how their service works.
@TAC_NISO Summarizes a NISO webinar discussion on how institutions are innovating their teaching approaches because of the COVID-19 pandemic by going virtual.
This guest post by Sami Benchekroun and Michelle Kuepper of Morressier highlights some of the tools available for digitizing conferences and disseminate important early stage research information.
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.
On February 26th, Phill Jones gate-crashed the 2nd STM association research data workshop. Here’s what he learned about the progress being made and that challenges ahead in making data sharable, open, and maybe even FAIR.
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?
Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish component in a transformative agreement. @lisalibrarian
This month we asked the Chefs: As times change, how have you evolved your core skills to continue to add value to your work and fulfillment to your career?
Gwen Evans from OhioLink looks at the positive results of the consortium’s statewide affordable textbooks initiative.
A conversation with Scott Delman of ACM about the publisher’s recently-announced deal with four major US research universities.