Last week’s ACRL and STM conferences demonstrated that libraries and publishers have a renewed desire to understand the researcher experience and embrace the scholarly information practices that will define our future.
How do you authenticate a piece of art when the artist is mysteriously anonymous?
When a University of Utah professor grew frustrated with the slim textbook offerings available to students of Arabic, she turned to the library for help. The result was the collaborative creation of a new and radically cheaper text — that got much higher ratings from students than the old one had. How did we do it?
Christine Tulley discusses how the academic publication lifecycle has undergone radical changes over the past several years. These changes have a significant impact on how scholarship will be written, published, promoted, and read in the future.
Jessica Polka looks at current technological capabilities for new innovations in peer review.
The Forbes Pigment Collection offers a unique library of materials for the preservation and analysis of artworks.
With scholarly communications business models embracing the entirety of the research process, how can visualizations help us understand scholarly workflows?
Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian for Stanford, offers a useful framework for libraries as they consider patron privacy.
Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal — and publisher pricing power — while empowering library negotiators.
Libraries and individual subscribers to journals have seen the problems that can occur when a publication moved or was sold from one publisher to another. Perhaps there would be an editorial change, leading to delayed issues. Perhaps all the subscription […]
There is always a new tool, method, or model, but no organization can do it all. This month we asked the Chefs about methods for prioritizing choices.
Creating a new product or service? Re-designing your journal? Dieter Rams’ ten principles of good design remain as vital a guide as ever.
NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
The third PIDapalooza took place in Dublin in late January. Alice Meadows shares some of her thoughts on this festival of open identifiers.
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.