Today’s post features an interview of Elsevier’s chairman Youngsuk (“YS”) Chi, conducted by ITHAKA president Kevin Guthrie during the opening session of ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference. It features discussion and perspective not only about Elsevier itself and its strategic direction, but also about broader changes in scholarly communication and approaches to organizational leadership.
Exclusive indexing deals in scholarly discovery hurt researchers and undermine the drive toward comprehensive library search.
Consultant Tao Tao offers an overview of the Chinese academic market. Where should you be concentrating your efforts?
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.
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?
This week, CLOCKSS has announced its new Succession Plan, a key component of its preservation strategy. Today, Roger Schonfeld interviews CLOCKSS executive director Craig van Dyck about the announcement and other digital preservation issues.
The executive director of OhioLINK shares that consortium’s experience instituting a statewide “inclusive access” textbook program–and with the criticism that has come their way as a result. (Part 2 of 2.)
The executive director of OhioLINK shares that consortium’s experience instituting a statewide “inclusive access” textbook program–and with the criticism that has come their way as a result. (Part 1 of 2.)
Over recent weeks, infrastructure has been a major focus for the community. Building infrastructure is important, but just as important is maintaining and evolving that infrastructure. Kate Wittenberg and Sheila Morrissey discuss the importance of preservation, and the work Portico has had to do to adapt to an ever-changing information landscape.
The HathiTrust Research Center has recently announced a significant expansion of its services. Rick Anderson discusses the changes with Executive Director Mike Furlough and staff.
Part 2 of Bob Nardini’s look at the history and strategy behind library book acquisition activities.
Bob Nardini looks at the history and strategy behind library book acquisition activities. Part 1 today…
Shifts in how publishers market and sell journal packages have significant implications for society journal valuations over the long term. These same shifts may also be setting some societies up for publisher “lock-in” — making it difficult to change publishers in the future.
Abigail Wickes and Erica Leeman discuss early career experiences, the value of an MLIS degree across the industry, and the need for metadata expertise in publishing.
Emma Wilson from the Royal Society of Chemistry discusses their Read and Publish strategies for a transition to open access.