The apparently different approaches Kopernio, Unpaywall, and Anywhere Access are taking might have a common assumption at their hearts — the status quo.
Elsevier’s acquisition of Aries Systems sends shockwaves through the industry, but is it really that surprising?
Calling something a “monopoly” has been misleading in many cases, but the new economy may require a complete rethinking of the anti-competitiveness created by intermediaries at scale.
Despite the enormous changes that digital communication has brought to our lives, the form of the research article remains much the same as it was centuries ago. Sarah Andrus looks at why it hasn’t changed and where it is likely to go in the future.
A history of the rise of coercive media suggests that raising barriers to entry may be a remedy. Could a business model shift do most of the work for us?
Rob Johnson looks at the growth of hybrid open access, and questions whether it will remain a reliable revenue stream for publishers.
Jocelyn Dawson reviews the panel on Building an Inclusive Culture in Scholarly Publishing from the recent SSP Annual Meeting.
As we learn more on an almost daily basis about the growing power and influence of social media and Facebook in particular, Alison Mudditt spoke recently with Siva Vaidhyanathan about the intricate relationship between media and democracy, and the critical role that cultural institutions – including scholarship, publishers and libraries – need to play in countering this pernicious hold on our attention.
How can we ensure that SSP continues to be “the community for everyone engaged in scholarly publishing”? As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, today we’re hearing from a range of early career professionals about their own career aspirations, and the role that SSP can play in helping them develop and thrive in a constantly changing landscape.
Steven Heffner and Shalu Gillum present the results of the first MLA InSight Summit, an innovative new forum helping libraries and publishers find common ground.
The Society for Scholarly Publishing is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so this month we asked the Chefs, What was the most important development in scholarly communications in the last 40 years?
In a sector awash with training courses, what makes the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute necessary, or different? The academic nature of its approach, the bang for your buck, and the high density of change-makers.
Haggling for cheaper content today will certainly have hidden and unpleasant costs — large and small — down the road.
What will we be discussing and debating on the Scholarly Kitchen five years from now? Will scholarly communications look very different? Will there be virtually no change at all? This month we asked the Chefs: What will you be writing about five years from now?
NASA offers a high definition tour of the moon. But if you find a monolith, be ready to evolve.