In a novel license agreement, Elsevier agrees to open backfile content from a consortium of elite private institutions. Will other libraries and publishers follow this model?
The last few years have been a period of rapid market consolidation in scholarly publishing. Here, a look at the ongoing demise of the independent research society publisher, as more and more continue to sign on with larger publishing partners.
Today, Roger C. Schonfeld argues that Clarivate’s acquisition of ProQuest, which was completed last week, is another second-order consequence of open access.
Robert Harington interviews a number of experts with a few burning questions on the Subscribe to Open (S2O) model in a two part post, part two appearing here.
Robert Harington interviews a number of experts with a few burning questions on the Subscribe to Open (S2O) model in a two part post, part one appearing here:
A recent Scholarly Kitchen webinar on global open access shared perspectives from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Arianna Becerril García, Thomas Hervé Mboa Nkoudou, Vrushali Dandawate and Siân Harris share key themes
Global initiatives in open are decentralized and disconnected, lacking researcher input and buy-in. An “opens solutions” approach can both embrace and leverage that diversity, ensuring that it all contributes to the greater whole.
Unpacking each word — rights, retention, and strategy — enables understanding what this policy is and how it functions within the Plan S compliance framework.
Can community-action publishing prove to be a viable alternative to market-based publishing?
If we are truly committed to a more equitable and resilient system of scholarly communication, we need to look beyond diversity programs and understand how this watershed moment requires us to reexamine everything, including strategy and business models.
In support of Open Access Week, we asked our community how we can achieve equitable participation in Open Research. Today, part 2. Come share your views!
In support of Open Access Week, we asked our community how we can achieve equitable participation in Open Research. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow. Come share your views!
Open access, scholarly publishing, business models, and sustainability. The past is prologue. The present is complex. @lisalibrarian provides SSP a primer.
How will we meet this moment of global crisis? The Internet Archive breaks glass.
A university does not have to “sole source” procurement of publishing services — they could be bid. How might an RFP and bidding process affect transformative agreements and library strategy?