The COVID pandemic brought changes in what was acceptable to working life. Should we give up those benefits for the sake of returning to the office? How does each individual person’s experience differ, and how can we create conditions that allow all to thrive?
Marco Marabelli reports on the results of a study looking at the benefits and problems of remote and hybrid conferences, and what the changes in recent years will mean for meetings going forward.
A look at the results from the SSP’s survey on travel, returning to the office, and attending in-person events.
Lily Garcia Walton discusses Silverchair’s ongoing adaptation of working spaces and policies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
What can the SSP learn from our experience of the virtual 2021 meeting that can inform future annual meetings, whatever the format?
Mark Carden offers lessons learned from year of running an online conference in 2021, designing a hybrid conference for 2022, and observing what event providers have offered and delegates have experienced.
Interview with Leah Hinds, ExecDir of Charleston Hub, reflecting on preparations for holding the Charleston Conference in-person as well as virtual. @chsconf @lisalibrarian
As publishers and librarians draw conclusions from the last year of usage data, we must look to qualitative analysis to round out the picture of the human conditions behind the quantitative trends.
Publication of the final report of a major global study of the effects of COVID-19 on research funding, publishing, and library budgets – and the truth that emerged in the gap between perception and reality.
Survey results on COVID pandemic impacts on researchers and educators across the disciplines, and implications for scholarly publishers.
Robert Harington asks how scholarly societies are coping as the global coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a shadow, certainly well into 2021 and very likely into 2022 and beyond?
Simon Inger rethinks the online conference through the lens of product development.
In this interview Robert Harington asks Daniel Hook (CEO of Digital Science and co-author of the new Digital Science report. How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture) about his views on fundamental shifts in research culture as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
In this era of COVID-19, what is the new normal for conferences in our community. Moving forward, what might a born digital conference entail?
Uncertain times call for distressed typography.