Tao Tao looks at some surprising communication gaps in scholarly communication that hamper progress but also provide market opportunities.
Results of this partnership signal we should expect future expansion of content syndication.
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future? Part 2
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future?
The results of a study on author perceptions of funding open access articles through a library subvention fund at Virginia Tech are analyzed.
Library budgets shrank for 2 decades. They can’t shrink any further because of COVID-19. In fact, they should grow despite contracting college budgets
As the big deal falls, we are witnessing a shift in academic library purchasing power closer to the point of need.
The COVID pandemic may leave us stuck between a growing consensus that open science is the superior way to drive progress and an inability to invest what may be needed to make it happen.
How do libraries decide which titles to keep when they cancel the Big Deal? What do the results look like? A look at seven libraries that walked away by @lisalibrarian.
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.
Unsub is the game-changing data analysis service that is helping librarians forecast, explore, and optimize their alternatives to the Big Deal. Librarians breaking away from the Big Deal often credit Unsub as a critical component of their strategy.
As scholarly publishers reforecast and consider strategic directions, here is a primer on the US higher education market
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.
Some libraries are seeking transformative agreements, others are unbundling the Big Deal. Can major publishers reestablish value without a major revenue sacrifice?
Open access, scholarly publishing, business models, and sustainability. The past is prologue. The present is complex. @lisalibrarian provides SSP a primer.