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.
Christos Petrou looks at the impact on publication volumes, and what that might mean for next year.
Mark Thomas discusses lessons learned in moving ALPSP’s face-to-face workshops into an online offerings.
Journal offices are reporting greater participation and engagement in virtual editorial boards meetings; but providing networking opportunities at these meetings for volunteers might outweigh the benefits of virtual. Angela Cochran interviews colleagues on what makes these meetings a success and what we can do better.
Collecting some key posts on scholarly communications during the pandemic, as we enter into a new wave of infection.
Information scholars address UN sustainability goals during virtual 2020 ASIS&T conference
Last week the UK government COVID held a press briefing in an attempt to get the country behind new travel and social restrictions. What lessons can we learn from this bad example of how not to present evidence to support our positions?
Some inspiration in difficult times from a classical source.