Publication of the final report of a major global study of the effects of COVID-19 on research funding, publishing, and library budgets – and the truth that emerged in the gap between perception and reality.
Oh the joys of running a home office…
The sudden virtualization of conferences sparked a flurry of experimentation. It is now time to build the future of the scholarly meeting.
An update and a correction for an earlier post on research publication growth in 2020.
Mark Carden looks at the many factors that go into organizing a conference and how that leads to the event’s pricing.
The pandemic has normalized remote work, but happens as it wanes? Will we go to the office again – and, if so, how often? What impact will a ‘hybrid’ way of working have on how we communicate, connect and create? Will work-from-home be the great leveller in terms of gender equality and diversity? And what will work mean if our offices are virtual and we lose those day-to-day social interactions?
Come read about the Chefs professional New Year’s Resolutions and tell us about yours! How can we be our best self in 2021? How might we contribute to the advancement of our colleagues, our organizations, and even our industry?
What have we learned over the course of the COVID pandemic? Our authors revisit earlier posts with updates, now that we have a longer view. Today, Angela Cochran revisits her post asking, “What Will We Learn About Scholarly Publishing as a Result of COVID-19?”
2020 looked like a year where volunteer-driven projects were likely to be put on hold. The good news is that so many continued to thrive and progress, despite the pandemic.
Financial uncertainty of 2021 may inspire organizations to do some silo busting. Angela Cochran explores opportunities to meet those goals while leaving silos intact.
What have we learned over the course of the COVID pandemic? Our authors revisit earlier posts with updates, now that we have a longer view. First, Karin Wulf revisits her post on selling books in a pandemic.
Survey results on COVID pandemic impacts on researchers and educators across the disciplines, and implications for scholarly publishers.
Robert Harington argues that funders, be they national, or private, should consider directly funding their field through funding societies and institutions, with a focus on equitable distribution of funds across scholarly communities.
In periods of disruption, commercial publishers have traditionally found opportunities to make capital investments that ultimately strengthen their relative position in the market — opportunities that are not necessarily available to their not-for-profit counterparts. With this in mind, we offer up the beginnings of an analysis of the state of not-for-profit publishing today.
The pandemic has wrought profound disruption on the academic sector. Today, we share findings from a major research project about the budget situation in US academic libraries.