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  • Elsevier Chairman YS Chi: An Interview - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From Roger Schonfeld via the Scholarly Kitchen "Last week, approximately 180 leaders from scholarly societies, libraries, publishers, and other organizations came together at ITHAKA’s Next Wave conference in New York City. The day’s sessions featured an array of different formats and experts, focusing mostly on fundamental changes facing higher education in the United States, the…

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  • Confused about copyright? Assessing Researchers’ Comprehension of Copyright Transfer Agreements | JLSC


    By Alexandra Kohn and Jessica Lange via the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication: Abstract: "INTRODUCTION Academic authors’ confusion about copyright and publisher policy is often cited as a challenge to their effective sharing of their own published research, from having a chilling effect on selfarchiving in institutional and subject repositories, to leading to the…

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  • The state of the field: An excerpt from the 2019 Library Publishing Directory |…


    Blog posts have Blog header use default From Melanie Schlosser via the Library Publishing Coalition: "As much as we love the searchable online interface for the Library Publishing Directory, it doesn’t include the introduction found in the print, PDF, and EPUB versions. Each year, the Directory‘s introduction includes a ‘state of the field’ based on that year’s data that…

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  • OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians | Pacific University Press


    From Wesolek, Lashley, and Langley via Pacific University Press: "We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross…

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  • Plan S: A Mandate for Gold OA with Lots of Strings Attached - The…


    From Angela Cochran via the Scholarly Kitchen: "Over the past several weeks, many in the scholarly publishing world have been reacting to the open access (OA) 10 principles outlined by cOAlition S — a plan now referred to as “Plan S”. The principles laid out were interesting but lacked significant detail leading to loads of…

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  • Elsevier: the price of success | Education International


    From Education International: "In its most recent publication, Education International examines the publishing giant Elsevier, whose success on the market is based on ethically questionable practices which endanger the transmission of knowledge and its condition as a public good.Entitled “Democratizing Knowledge: A Report on the Academic Publisher Elsevier,” the report was drawn up for Education International…

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  • North Dakota audit reports significant cost savings after OER initiative | Inside Higher Ed


    From Mark Lieberman via Inside Higher Ed: "North Dakota’s investment of $110,000 in open educational resources saved students at the state’s public institutions at least 10 times that amount -- and likely much more -- in textbook costs over two academic years, according to a new report from the state auditor’s office." Read more here:…

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  • Talkin' 'Bout OER | Texas ScholarWorks


    From Bastone et al: "This is an informational document with talking points about open educational resources for different potential audiences, like faculty, administrators, and students. The document was started as a brainstorming activity at an OER Workshop at UT Austin on July 24, 2018." Read more here: Source: Talkin’ ‘Bout OER

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  • Learning Lessons from DPLA - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From Roger Schonfeld via The Scholarly Kitchen: "DPLA — the Digital Public Library of America — last week laid off six members of its small staff. Over the weekend, DPLA executive director John Bracken, in a talk at the LITA Forum, provided an overview of DPLA’s vision, which appears to include a change in strategic…

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  • The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) – Simple Book Publishing


    From Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde: "The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. Representing two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge…

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Registration for 11/5 PALSave workshop with Open Textbook Network – PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning

Registration is now open for the in-person PALSave workshop with expert representatives from the Open Textbook Network. It will be held Monday, November 5, 9 am-4 pm, at Indiana Wesleyan University North. Our speakers will cover: Developing successful programs on your campus Strategies for addressing common challenges Tools & resources Faculty workshop preview and logistics Full agenda here.... Read more »