Noted journalist and scholarly communication observer Richard Poynder explains why he has given up on the open access movement.
Reflecting on the Charleston Conference Vendor Showcase @lisalibrarian share what she did — and didn’t — see.
“This library has every book ever published.” A visit to the British Library.
The role of libraries and archives as streaming grows, choice declines, and the death of the red envelopes arrives.
Now, two decades into the OA movement, it is high time for university libraries and presses to finally create a future for OA monographs.
What do you do when the building standards governing the safety of your workplace are deemed inadequate?
An appeals court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to require deposit of published works in the Library of Congress
Authors can choose from a number of publication options. What drives an author to self-publish their book? What do they give up when they do?
Studying the way we’ve studied the past is mutual work. Archivists and librarians, and scholars using their collections, have each been producing critical archives scholarship that too often remains within disciplinary and professional siloes.
Twelve years after the Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) launched, I wonder: How are scholarly content providers leveraging ODI conformance statements to drive transparency and usage via web-scale library discovery services?
An architectural tour of the great libraries of China turns up a spectacular place to read a book on the beach.
The copyright warning notice prescribed by the US Copyright Office misleads library patrons about their fair use rights, and must change.
Libraries continue to sign Transformative Agreements while becoming increasingly convinced that they do not represent the desired transformation. Peter Barr explains why this happens.
The ORCID US consortium, managed by Lyrasis, is five years old in 2023 – hear about their progress so far and plans for the future in Alice Meadows’ interview with their PID Program Leader, Sheila Raybun
The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, a great opportunity to reflect on how far we have come with open infrastructures for the distribution and discoverability of open access books (monographs, edited collections, and other long-form publications).