When a University of Utah professor grew frustrated with the slim textbook offerings available to students of Arabic, she turned to the library for help. The result was the collaborative creation of a new and radically cheaper text — that got much higher ratings from students than the old one had. How did we do it?
There is always a new tool, method, or model, but no organization can do it all. This month we asked the Chefs about methods for prioritizing choices.
LEGO is increasingly being used in teaching and research. Here are some fun examples of how and why it can be useful.
Augmented reality is increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Learn how Springer Nature has been experimenting with it in this interview with their Senior Manager of Semantic Data, Markus Kaindl, and Head of Innovation, Martijn Roelandse.
Famed detective Sherlock Holmes does his best to help his friend Dr. Watson figure out how best to comply with the requirements of Plan S.
Mary Beth Barilla interviews SAGE’s Martha Sedgwick in advance of her keynote address at the SSP’s Pre-conference at APE 2019.
Plan S, Science Europe’s plan to accelerate open access, includes strict technical requirements that may be too costly or practical for some OA journals, platforms, and repositories. Chef Angela Cochran reviews the challenges of the requirements and posits that the plan is really about Gold OA.
Over 1,400 researchers signed an open letter expressing concern about Plan S. Then Twitter came for them — and, more particularly, for the woman who organized the letter.
At the Charleston conference this year, a panel on the library’s role in providing affordable textbooks showed the way to great savings and innovation in instructional materials.
Code Ocean’s Pierre Montagano talks about expanding our concept of what the research article can offer.
A not-for-profit library collaborative, the Digital Public Library of America, laid off six members of its small team and is announcing a strategic pivot. What are some of the broader lessons that we can learn about innovation and collaboration in the scholarly communications sector?
An interview with Impactstory’s Jason Priem about their new tool, Get The Research.
Who has the most power to take choice away from authors?
Some fun short primer videos on proper experimental design and controls.
TRANSPOSE is a new crowdsourced resource that seeks to reduce the uncertainty of journal policies by providing a clear, structured summary in one place.