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.
We have all been shocked and disgusted by painful stories of harassment over recent months, so why have we heard nothing from our own industry? As many can attest, sexual harassment is just as real and pervasive in scholarly communication as elsewhere. It’s time for us to own this and to begin working together to eradicate this behavior for the next generation of women.
An overview of recent events and the current state of preprints in the scholarly communications landscape.
When we talk about impact and metrics and understanding the customer, we are actually talking about surveillance data. We should have an open debate about what this means.
What do we mean by ethnographic research? In essence we are talking about a rich, multi-factorial descriptive approach. While quantitative research uses pre-existing categories in its analysis, qualitative research is open to new ways of categorizing data. We take a look at how we can use this technique to delve into the subtleties of online user behavior – a must for publishers and societies involved in new product development
Quality, chaos, and sustainability — terms we throw around, yet each requires more careful thought. Nicholas Carr and Clay Shirky square off to debate where we’re headed in roughly these terms.
Today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time, tune in to this spot for real-time coverage of “The Scholarly Kitchen Live” at the SSP annual meeting.
In an industry where energy, youth, and innovation are often valued over experience, what can be learned from a panel of wizened members of the publishing industry?
When clearly observable facts are ignored and post-hoc analysis abandoned, great achievements can be undercut by injustices.
Is there a good case against linking? Or are links just an updated version of an old idea?
The system of scientific publication is broken, with rewards cynically exploited by many players while science fills with more and more garbage. How can we fix this?
The supply chain around trade publishing is “broken,” according to publishers. But are they what has broken?
Blogging platforms have morphed into web site and social media platforms. But now they’re moving into areas even farther afield, like books.
When print is an input every other content product inherits prints DNA and can’t help looking and acting a lot like its parent.
Facebook continues to try to redefine identity as an addressable single element for its business model. Should we monkeys allow it?