The structural transition wrought by the internet continues to transform the journal-centric model of scholarly publishing into a researcher-centric model of scholarly communication. Success requires engagement with researcher identity, which is a struggle even for most of the largest publishing houses. Who is competing to own researcher identity and how can other publishers engage this vital role?
Today’s guest post, by Anita Bandrowski and Martijn Roelandse, highlights some of the challenges – and opportunities – of evaluating the quality of research rather than its impact.
Some were surprised GetFTR wasn’t immediately welcomed by the library community. @lisalibrarian analyzes why.
Do I really have to read all of that essay or monograph? Can’t artificial intelligence do the heavy lifting for me?
What is the Research Organization Registry (ROR) and why do we need it? Learn more from the team behind it (CDL, Crossref, DataCite, and Digital Science) in this interview with Alice Meadows.
Amber Dilabbio discusses the University of Toronto Press’ experience with virtual attendance at a publishing meeting.
Complex datasets can be difficult to visualize. Here, the position of each card in a deck of 52 is shown during shuffling.
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
Elsevier’s new CEO Kumsal Bayazit’s debuted in front of a librarian audience at last week’s Charleston Conference. Analysis from Roger Schonfeld.
Publishing as we know it is being redefined to include other forms of content that are part of the scholar’s workflow.
In 2011, Marc Andreessen said that software is eating the world. Since then, publishers have embraced technology. Specifically, the internet – an infrastructure and platform set dominated by open source software. As some academics start to see open source as necessary part of modern, open scholarship. do publisher need to seriously consider changing how we innovate?
Amy Brand from MIT Press and the Crossref Board of Directors offers her thought on this crucial moment in the evolution of Crossref and the scholarly communications infrastructure.
New today: In a crowded and confusing landscape for research data preservation and sharing, two fundamentally competing visions are emerging. Which will win?
Part 2 — how will the rapidly evolving world of researcher software impact scholarly communications?
Part 1 of a two-part look at the rapidly evolving research software space and how it is changing scholarly communication.