A deep architectural dive into the remarkable New York Public Library.
NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
While open access offers great benefit to lower-income countries, more is needed than just access alone. Revisiting several posts about the bigger picture needs.
Despite increasingly sophisticated library automation, the data on books in libraries is often hard to come by.
Green open access, and in particular the role of institutional repositories in serving up preprints and other journal article artifacts, is going through some substantial transitions. Yesterday, news broke that DuraSpace and Lyrasis are merging. An important development for institutional repositories and related library systems, this is also yet another example of organizational consolidation among membership organizations in the library community in particular. Roger Schonfeld analyzes the merger.
Highlighting a sampling of posts by authors from around the globe to help raise awareness of the communication needs and concerns of the international scholarly community.
A report on the 2018 MLA InSight meeting that brought together librarians and publishers: How can our communities work together in collaborative efforts that actually make a difference?
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.)