So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
Jasmin Lange from Brill suggests a path forward for open access in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We’ve done the research and now it’s time to build a better user experience.
Shaun Khoo questions whether authors will exercise their market power to put downward pressure on article processing charges.
ACRL’s latest report identifies needed areas of research to help foster a more open, inclusive and equitable scholarly communications system.
This guest post about training and other resources for open research is authored by Fiona Murphy, Nicky Agate, Amy Price, and Stephanie Hagstrom, members of the Steering Committee for Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute.
Robert Harington talks to Amy Brand, Director of MIT Press, to discover more about the recent launch of the Knowledge Futures Group.
Several of the foremost enterprises in open source recently joined forces with a group of universities that direct funding to support open source, to call for greater resources to be invested in support. This Invest in Open Infrastructure initiative, though nascent, may be the best hope to date of some kind of common collective action in support of open infrastructure. Today, we interview one of its leaders, Dan Whaley.
Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment.
Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we ensure that implementation ensures a more equitable system for all?
Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.
Will cost share allocations for transformative agreements threaten the cohesion of library consortia?
Gwen Evans, Executive Director of the OhioLink consortium suggests that there is no standard Read and Publish or Publish and Read deal that will fit all consortia, and significant negotiation and customization is needed for each arrangement.
cOAlition S rebuffed recommendations for continuing hybrid and supporting sister journals. Springer Nature tries again with concept of the “Transformative Publisher.” Thoughts?
Rick Anderson interviews Jeff MacKie-Mason about the University of California system’s recent break with Elsevier.