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.
Giving authors a choice between submission fees and APCs has numerous benefits
China is making great official strides in developing a system of scholarly communications. Tao Tao interviews two experts for their opinions on how international collaborations and internal developments are happening.
In 2011, Marc Andreessen said that software is eating the world. Since then, publishers have embraced technology. Specifically, the internet – an infrastructure and platform set dominated by open source software. As some academics start to see open source as necessary part of modern, open scholarship. do publisher need to seriously consider changing how we innovate?
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.
A glimpse behind the scenes as a research society added a popular magazine to its publishing portfolio.
The conversation around open access has shifted from “should we?” to “how are we going to?” The failings of the author-pays model are becoming increasingly evident. Finding better models is proving to be both urgently necessary and extremely difficult.
An interview with Springer Nature’s Dagmar Laging about the emerging transformative open access agreement with Germany’s Projekt DEAL.