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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 an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry. EDUCAUSE is publishing this 15th edition to both honor and work actively with the NMC’s Horizon legacy.”

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Source: 2018 NMC Horizon Report | EDUCAUSE

Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong – The Scholarly Kitchen

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 there is little unmet faculty member demand for access. I have observed that North American consortia are likely to take a rather different approach than those in Europe, but at the same time I am focusing much greater attention on consortial rhetoric and behavior in North America.”

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Source: Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong – The Scholarly Kitchen

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 underscore the viability and value of OER in teaching and learning and can help inculcate OEP at colleges and universities. The development of open education policies will help move OER and OEP from the periphery to the center of education practice.

This publication is one in a three-part series designed to provide a point of departure for conversations about all aspects of open education

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

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, working sessions, and interactive discussions led by community members…

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

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 the writing of others.

Digital technology has transformed the research process, making it faster and easier to find sources and to record and retrieve information. Like it or not, we’ve moved beyond card catalogs, stacks of annotated books and articles, and piles of 3×5 cards. What hasn’t changed, however, is the basic way we go about reading scholarly work.”

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Source: Lessons on the Craft of Scholarly Reading – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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 helped to create — online manuscript submission and management systems.”

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Source: Interpreting Elsevier’s Acquisition of Aries Systems – The Scholarly Kitchen

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 strategic priorities. This document was inspired by the Foundations for OER Strategy Development and work in the FORCE11 Scholarly Commons Working Group, and developed by an open contribution working group.”

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Source: Foundations for Open Scholarship Strategy Development

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, the 3rd ESAC workshop in Munich was especially dedicated to this topic. Presentations on bibliometric and publication data analyses stimulated the dialogue among institutions and consortia negotiating open access based agreements.”

Read more about the workshop and download the outcome report here:

Source: 3rd ESAC Workshop 2018 – ESAC

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 outputs have been produced by the Open Access Service Standards working group, which was established by the OACG to identify and articulate service-level expectations of all major stakeholders.”

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 staff of the Educopia Institute. The Framework introduces library publishers to important ethical considerations in a variety of areas and provides concrete recommendations and resources for ethical scholarly publishing. As the version number in the title suggests, the document is meant to evolve – to be updated and expanded over time.

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Source: An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing | Library Publishing Coalition