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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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  • Open Access Toolkit: DARIAH’s practical recommendations to promote Open Access within the arts and…


    From Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra Laurent Romary in DARIAH Open: Preview: Where can I find Open Access journals in my field? When and how can I share my article as a preprint? Does publishing Open Access necessarily involve paying processing charges? These are just some of the questions we are asking from ourselves when exploring the options for…

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  • Guest Post - Low Cost Textbook Alternatives: Worth the Effort? - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From Liz Gabbitas in The Scholarly Kitchen: Preview: College textbooks are expensive. In most industries, a more expensive product is also a higher quality one. However, in college textbook publishing this may not be true. In the following case study, an instructor at the University of Utah on the hunt for better materials for an…

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  • Open statement: Why UC cut ties with Elsevier | UC Berkeley Library News


    From the UC-Elsevier Negotiating Team in UC Berkeley Library News: Preview: The University of California has taken a firm stand on both open access to publicly funded research and fiscal responsibility by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific publisher. Here’s why: Under Elsevier’s proposed terms, the publisher would capture significant new…

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  • Researching Rumors About Open Access Dissertations | Authors Alliance


    From Jill Cirasella and Polly Thistlethwaite in the Author's Alliance Latest News: Preview: For years, we have encouraged researchers at our institution, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, to consider the benefits—for others, themselves, and their fields of study—of making their scholarship available open access. In doing so, we have found…

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  • Volume 7, General Issue: New content available​| Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication


    From JLSC: We have opened the General Issue for Volume 7 of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), and have published 7 new articles. JLSC invites new submissions to the journal - please see the author guidelines for details. Commentary Creating a Library Publishing Program for Scholarly Books: Your Options Are Limited (Kevin Hawkins) Research Articles Online Safety and Academic Scholarship: Exploring…

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  • SPARC Celebrates Open Education Week on Capitol Hill - SPARC


    From in SPARC News: Preview: In celebration of international Open Education Week, SPARC teamed up on March 5th with a group of open education advocates for a day of meetings on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers about how open textbooks can make higher education more affordable and effective for students. Our action-packed day on the…

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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 »