Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
Looking back at Richard Poynder’s in-depth analysis of the state of open access. What’s changed since then?
Robert Harington interviews a number of experts with a few burning questions on the Subscribe to Open (S2O) model in a two part post, part two appearing here.
Robert Harington interviews a number of experts with a few burning questions on the Subscribe to Open (S2O) model in a two part post, part one appearing here:
This substantive work from John B. Thompson provides a historical overview and analysis of technological and legal challenges to publishing practices in the 21st century.
Danielle Cooper and Roger Schonfeld analyze OverDrive’s purchase of the streaming video platform Kanopy.
We’re off through the holiday weekend. In the meantime, meet your favorite new band courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Clarivate to Acquire ProQuest: analysis by Roger Schonfeld
The BYU Library’s latest humorous promotional video is out, and (if we do say so ourselves) it’s an instant classic.
A recent Scholarly Kitchen webinar on global open access shared perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Arianna Becerril García, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Vrushali Dandawate and Siân Harris share key themes
Emily Farrell from MIT Press discusses how collective open book models offer a chance to help many stakeholders across academic publishing share expertise to make processes easier, costs lower, and access to knowledge more collaborative.
Revisiting a 2018 post discussing that for social science and humanities researchers in many parts of the world there are significant barriers to conducting and sharing research, in some cases more so than for science and medicine. In this revisited guest post, Dr. Naveen Minai provides a perspective as a gender studies researcher in Pakistan.
A look at a session from last week’s CHORUS Forum that discussed new open access business models — what does it take to make them work?
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.
Like all OA funding models, subscribe-to-open solves some problems while creating others. Some of the downsides are pretty fundamental.