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  • Guest Post: Evaluating Open Access in a Consortial Context - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From Gwen Evans in The Scholarly Kitchen: Preview: As several recent announcements and initiatives have shown, Open Access (OA) negotiations between libraries and publishers are complex, in a constant state of flux, and provide little predictability — and OA models and negotiations within library consortia contain complexities all their own. One of the key questions…

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  • Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges – UNESCO IITE


    From UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education: Preview: The publication “Understanding the Impact of OER: Achievements and Challenges” is the result of partnership between the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) and OER Africa, an initiative established by Saide. It critically reviews the growth of open educational resources (OER) and its…

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  • Investing in Open Scholarly Infrastructure: a Community Opportunity - SPARC


    From SPARC: Preview: As an organization committed to making “open” the default in research and education, we at SPARC recognize that scholarship is at its best when communities of researchers and scholars are fully empowered to share, discover, and collaborate. Currently, however, the reality is that the needs of the community are not being well-served…

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  • Cengage and McGraw-Hill merge | Inside Higher Ed


    From Lindsay McKenzie in Inside Higher Ed: Preview: "Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education yesterday announced plans to merge and operate under the name McGraw-Hill. As two big players in an industry with few players at the top, the merger is significant. In addition to changing the dynamic between the biggest publishers, the merger could also…

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  • Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research | ACRL 2019


    From Eleanor Dickson Koehl, Harriett Green, Amanda Henley, and Terese Heidenwolf in The Proceedings of the ACRL 2019 Conference: Preview: "Librarians increasingly support and engage in digital scholarly research on academic campuses. But this repositioning of librarians’ work raises several challenges. First, “digital scholarship” encompasses a wide-ranging and evolving set of research behaviors, methods, and…

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  • Whose Research is it Anyway? Academic Social Networks Versus Institutional Repositories | JLSC


    From Nicole C. Eva and Tara A. Wiebe in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication: Preview: "Looking for ways to increase deposits into their institutional repository (IR), researchers at one institution started to mine academic social networks (ASNs) (namely, ResearchGate and Academia.edu) to discover which researchers might already be predisposed to providing open access…

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  • Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey 2018 | Ithaka S+R


    From Ithaka S+R: Preview: "The Ithaka S+R US Faculty Survey has tracked the changing research, teaching, and publishing practices of higher education faculty members on a triennial basis since 2000. Our aim in this project is to provide actionable findings and analysis to help colleges and universities as well as relevant support services, such as…

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  • Are Mirror Journals Just Hybrid Open Access Journals In Disguise Or Are They A…


    From Ryan Regier in A Way of Happening: A Research Library Blog: Preview: "Developments in the open access world seem to be moving at a lightning pace lately. Plan S has added a realism and urgency to OA discussions. Never to be behind on any ‘scholcomm’ development, Elsevier has started a pilot program of launching…

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  • Researcher to Reader (R2R) Debate: Is Sci-Hub Good or Bad for Scholarly Communication? -…


    From Rick Anderson in The Scholarly Kitchen: Preview: "One plenary session of the 2019 Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference was a debate on the proposition “Resolved: Sci-Hub is doing more good than harm to scholarly communication.” Arguing in favor of the resolution was Daniel Himmelstein, a postdoctoral fellow in genomics at the University of Pennsylvania. Arguing…

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  • OLA Quarterly | Pacific University


    From OLA Quarterly, Volume 24, Number 3 (2019) Open Educational Resources: Opportunities, Challenges, Impact! Preview: Articles Sciences and Technology Open Resources: A Collaborative Effort Between Libraries and Faculty Adelaide Clark and Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen iFixit With the Library: Partnering for Open Pedagogy in Technical Writing Forrest Johnson and Michaela Willi Hooper Extending Open Textbook Network Workshop…

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PALNI COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY : ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PALNI has released a public white paper addressing our collaborative IR project. Preview: PALNI’s Executive Director, Scholarly Communications Director, and Institutional Repository Task Force have examined closely the IR landscape and platform options for a cost-effective repository suitable for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) consortium. As a product of this investigation and... Read more »