Today, Alice Meadows and Roger Schonfeld introduce a new interview series – Kitchen Essentials – featuring leaders of some of the key scholarly infrastructure organizations globally.
When the University of Michigan was forced to disconnect from the internet last week, it resulted in disruptions to several key services it provides to the broader research community, such as the University of Michigan Press, HathiTrust, and ICPSR. What can we learn from this experience?
Revisiting a post from 2019 in light of the acquisition of protocols.io by Springer Nature. As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how Communities of Practice can improve scholarly communications by capitalizing on our collective experiences.
At Ithaka S+R, we are examining the shared infrastructure that supports scholarly communication. Today, we provide background about the project and announce the publication this week of a landscape review on shared infrastructure.
Jo Havemann presents a map containing more than 200 resources and supplementary data nodes across the spectrum of available tools, guidelines, events, and services by research discipline, also including general resources that are sortable by Open Science principle, language or country.
Rebecca Lawrence discusses how connections across all aspects of the system are needed for open research to flourish and deliver upon its promise.
Mark Huskisson looks at the open source tools enabling a world of scholarly communication that is more broadly global, diverse, and inclusive than is perhaps recognized.
Funder guidance is too vague when it comes to identifiers and metadata. It needs to get specific to be effective.
A new type of post from us today, offering a smorgasbord of opinions on topics including the ongoing Twitter/Elon Musk saga, just what “equitable access” to the literature means, the ongoing lack of experimental controls in one area of bibliometric analysis, and whether journals are more like a gate or a sewer.
The Arecibo Observatory collapsed, laying bare the problems of funding science infrastructure.
RA21 aims to promote a modern, standards-based access management system that preserves patron privacy & control. It is important to dispel some myths about RA21 so we can move on from the outdated world of IP-authentication.
Recent announcements from the creator of Sci-Hub raise the distinct possibility that Scholarly Publishers have been systematically compromised
The information war requires changes — new research priorities, new personal and professional boundaries, higher editorial hurdles, and a hardened infrastructure.
The long-desired hope that digital publishing will be cheaper gets more cold water, as infrastructure and personnel costs continue to rise, with no real end in sight.