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  • Open Access Is Going Mainstream. Here’s Why That Could Transform Academic Life. - The…


    From Lindsay Ellis in the Chronicle for Higher Education: Debate over the future of scholarly publishing felt remote to Kathryn M. Jones, an associate professor of biology at Florida State University — that is, until she attended a Faculty Senate meeting last year. There she learned that the library might renegotiate its $2-million subscription with…

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  • Academy-owned? Academic-led? Community-led? What’s at stake in the words we use to describe new…


    From Melanie Schlosser and Catherine Mitchell in the LPC Blog: Preview: “Academy-owned” seems to be the descriptor du jour in scholarly communications circles.  We talk increasingly about academy-owned infrastructure, academy-owned publishing, academy-owned publications, etc. We find ourselves at meetings and conferences where we explore the challenges of supporting new forms of scholarly research, new modes…

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  • Publishers express concern about unintended consequences of Plan S | Inside Higher Ed


    From Lindsay McKenzie in Inside Higher Ed: Preview: The goal of Plan S is simple -- make all publicly funded research immediately available to the public. It’s a goal many universities, research funders and academics say they support. The problem is agreeing on how to get there, and who should pay for it. A flurry of documents published by…

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  • A Recipe for a Successful Institutional Open Education Initiative – WCET Frontiers


    From Rajiv Jhangiani via WCET Frontiers: Preview: "I believe in the power of open education to help widen equitable access to education. I believe in using open resources, not only for the financial benefits for students, but also for the impact on teaching and learning. As an early adopter of open textbooks, I have for…

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  • Developing skills for scholarly communication | Jisc scholarly communications


    .entry-header Display full posts or excerpts on homepage depending on theme customiser settings .entry-meta If site using FeedWordPress plugin to import external posts, add source attribution From Helen Blanchett via Jisc scholarly communications: Preview: "Over the last 2 years, representatives of several organisations and institutions  with an interest in skills development around scholarly communication have…

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  • Talks Continue Between U California and Elsevier | Inside Higher Ed


    From Scott Jaschik via Inside Higher Ed: Preview: "Jan. 31 was a deadline set by the University of California System for its negotiations with Elsevier, but the talks continue. The University of California System is engaged in a high-stakes battle with Elsevier, the publishing giant whose contract with the UC system was slated to expire at the end…

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  • Public Domain Manifesto | COMMUNIA


    From the COMMUNIA group: "Public Domain, as we understand it, is the wealth of information that is free from the barriers to access or reuse usually associated with copyright protection, either because it is free from any copyright protection or because the right holders have decided to remove these barriers. It is the raw material…

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  • Learned Publishing : Vol 32 , No 1 | Wiley Online Library


    From Learned Publishing: "In recognition of this 30th year of Learned Publishing, we invited contributions from a wide diversity of contributors who could bring an evidence base and fresh thinking to some of our most dearly held beliefs and current topics of debate." Browse the table of contents here: Source: Learned Publishing : Vol 32 ,…

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  • More Scholarly Communications Consolidation as Institutional Repository Provider DuraSpace Merges into Lyrasis - The…


    From Roger C. Schonfeld via the Scholarly Kitchen: Preview: While the coverage of scholarly communications in recent months has focused more and more on the breaking news around Read & Publish and Plan S, there are another key set of developments taking place in parallel. Green open access, and in particular the role of institutional…

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  • OER as an Institutional Survival Strategy | Confessions of a Community College Dean


    From Matt Reed via Inside Higher Learning's Confessions of a Community College Dean blog: Preview: "With The Boy in the midst of his college search -- so far 6 acceptances, 1 deferral, and 1 yet to report -- I’m becoming fluent in the difference between “tuition and fees” and “total cost of attendance.” The latter figure,…

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You are invited: PALSave’s Open Textbook Network Workshop, 3/18/19 – PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning

PALNI campuses are affiliate members of the Open Textbook Network (OTN) through PALSave, and we’d like to invite you to a workshop with OTN’s leadership to learn about developing successful Open Educational Resource (OER) programs on your campus. The workshop is Monday, March 18, 2019, at Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus.  Register here. Feel free to email palsave@palni.edu for more information... Read more »