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  • 2018 NMC Horizon Report | EDUCAUSE


    From EDUCAUSE: "For more than a decade, EDUCAUSE has partnered with the New Media Consortium (NMC) to publish the annual Horizon Report - Higher Education Edition. Earlier this year, EDUCAUSE acquired the rights to the NMC Horizon project, which identifies and describes the higher education trends, challenges, and developments in educational technology likely to have…

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  • Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA's Kimberly Armstrong -…


    From Roger Schonfeld via the Scholarly Kitchen: "Over the past several years, a number of major consortia have been taking a stronger position at the negotiating table with scholarly publishers. None has gotten more attention than Projekt Deal, whose member universities are steadily losing access to Elsevier journal content as subscriptions lapse, while asserting that…

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  • 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Policies | EDUCAUSE


    From the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative: Abstract Open education policies are formal regulations regarding support, funding, adoption, and use of open educational resources (OER) and/or open education practices (OEP). Such policies are designed to support the creation, adoption, and sharing of OER and the design and integration of OEP into programs of study. Open education policies…

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  • Slides, videos, and reflections: Library Publishing Forum 2018


    From the Library Publishing Coalition: This year's Library Publishing Forum (May 21-23, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) was a huge success, with: *Record attendance of more than 200 *A thought-provoking and inspiring keynote from Catherine Kudlick: Disabilité! Accessibilité! Diversité!: Expanding the Cultural Framework for Library Publishing (see the slides and the livestreamed video) *49 presentations, workshops,…

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  • Lessons on the Craft of Scholarly Reading - The Chronicle of Higher Education


    From Joli Jensen via The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Scholarly reading is a craft — one that academics are expected to figure out on our own. After all, it’s just reading. We all know how to do that, right? Yes and no. Scholarly reading remains an obscure, self-taught process of assembling, absorbing, and strategically deploying…

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  • Interpreting Elsevier's Acquisition of Aries Systems - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From Kent Anderson via the the Scholarly Kitchen: "Last Thursday, news of Elsevier’s acquisition of Aries Systems broke, and the reactions were varied. Some boasted that they’d predicted moves along these lines. Others speculated about a possible boycott of Elsevier and Aries journals. And some decried the lack of “independent” options in the space Aries…

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  • Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development | Tennant et al.


    From Jon Tennant et al.: "The purpose of this document is to provide a concise analysis of where the global Open Scholarship movement currently stands: what the common threads and strengths are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a global community to recognise the top…

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  • On the Effectiveness of APCs | ESAC


    From the Efficiencies and Standards for Article Charges (ESAC) Workshop 2018: "Institutions and consortia who manage publication charges on behalf of their authors need to gain a clearer understanding of pricing mechanisms as well as develop their own goals in this respect, in order to progress towards a sustainable and transparent APC market. To this end,…

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  • Recommendations and guidelines for best practice | UUK Open Access Coordination Group


    From the Universities UK Open Access Coordination Group (OACG): "This series of reports follows the second Monitoring the transition to open access report in December 2017, and provides recommendations to solve issues around efficiency and operation for librarians, researchers and publishers, promote understanding of the benefits of open access publishing, and assist the long-term curation of articles. Guidelines for good practice in achieving open access…

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  • An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing | Library Publishing Coalition


    Edited by Jason Boczar et al. Abstract: Inspired by discussions at the 2017 Library Publishing Forum, the Ethical Framework for Publishing 1.0 was created by the members of the Ethical Framework for Library Publishing Task Force, with the assistance of many community members who served as peer reviewers and workshop participants, as well as the…

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System Leaders Attend the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute & Summit – PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning

This July, in Chaska, Minnesota, six Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) System Leaders spent a week at the Open Textbook Network (OTN) Summer Institute and Summit. The conference provided PALNI’s official introduction to the Open Textbook Network, which PALNI joined this summer. The System Leaders closely explored OTN’s method of introducing the Open Textbook Library to... Read more »