ENABLING REPRODUCIBLE RESEARCH: OPEN LICENSING FOR SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION

Abstract: There is a gap in the current licensing and copyright structure for the growing number of scientists releasing their research publicly, particularly on the internet. Scientific research produces more than the final paper: the code, data structures, experimental design and parameters, documentation, figures, are all important for communication of...

New Report on Termination Rights for Authors | Authors Alliance

"Last week, Public Knowledge released Making Sense of the Termination Right: How the System Fails Artists and How to Fix It, a report that explores the right of authors to terminate a copyright license or grant and regain rights in their works—even if their contracts contain language to the contrary. The...

A Journey of a Crossref Ambassador in Latin America

English version –– Jump to Spanish version In this post, Arley Soto shares some experiences about his work as a Crossref ambassador in Latin America. When I joined as a volunteer Crossref ambassador in 2018, I never imagined that in less than two years, I would have the opportunity to...

Opinion | How Professors Help Rip Off Students – The New York Times

"...For professors the path of least resistance is just to keep assigning the same book, in its latest edition. When prices were reasonable, that was a fine practice, but it is increasingly indefensible. There is sometimes substantial variation among textbook prices, and also books with stronger rental and used markets....

Scholarly Publishing Literacy at the University of South Florida Libraries: From Advising to Active Involvement

Abstract: INTRODUCTION Successful open access (OA) publishing in libraries requires careful guidance and organization. Support and services offered vary depending on available resources as well as the robustness of a library’s publishing program. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM This article describes the connection between publishing services and scholarly publishing literacy through examples from...

Openscapes

"At Openscapes, we champion open practices in environmental science to help uncover data-driven solutions faster. Regardless of research question, environmental scientists are united by the need to analyze data — and to do so in a way that is efficient, reproducible, and easily communicated. With tools specifically created to meet...

Open Software Means Kinder Science – Scientific American Blog Network

"As a marine ecologist, I never expected I would one day advocate that science should operate more like the tech industry. This is not about “moving fast and breaking things.” For me, it is about openness.  Open software, both a driver and a result of Silicon Valley’s success, has been...

Mapping the Publishing Challenges for an Open Access University Press

Abstract:  Managing a New University Press (NUP) is often a one-person operation and, with limits on time and resources, efficiency and effectiveness are key to having a successful production process and providing a high level of author, editor and reader services. This article looks at the challenges faced by open access...

The Need to Simplify Indexing and Data Sharing

Indexing and metadata sharing are the lifeblood of scholarly journals. Even with services and infrastructure available to all journals, the effort needed to participate is not small. Journals that are self-published and on their own platforms need significant resources to implement metadata sharing and depositing. This guest post serves as...

Open Science in the Humanities, or: Open Humanities? | Publications

Abstract Open science refers to both the practices and norms of more open and transparent communication and research in scientific disciplines and the discourse on these practices and norms. There is no such discourse dedicated to the humanities. Though the humanities appear to be less coherent as a cluster of...

Strategic Reading, Ontologies, and the Future of Scientific Publishing

Abstract:  The revolution in scientific publishing that has been promised since the 1980s is about to take place. Scientists have always read strategically, working with many articles simultaneously to search, filter, scan, link, annotate, and analyze fragments of content. An observed recent increase in strategic reading in the online environment will soon be...

Knowledge Futures Group

"The Knowledge Futures Group is a non-profit technology organization where promising new projects nurtured at knowledge institutions get built to scale and compete with proprietary alternatives. Founded at MIT, directed by educators, publishers, and technologists, and supported by a consortium of funders and partners, the KFG brings the intelligence and...

DPLA cultural artifacts coming to Wikipedia through new collaboration with Wikimedia Foundation

"In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, are collaborating to incorporate DPLA’s cultural artifacts into Wikipedia and...

Introducing our new Director of Finance & Operations

I’m happy to announce that Lucy Ofiesh has joined Crossref as our new Director of Finance and Operations. Lucy has experience supporting the sustainability and governance of not-for-profit organizations having held roles such as Executive Vice President of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and for the last few years as Chief...

Data Conversion Laboratory Joins the Audio Publishers Association to Advance Growing Audiobooks Market

Data Conversion Laboratory joins the Audio Publishers Association to advance growing audiobooks market support and services for high-quality production and industry metadata standards. December 10, 2019 – Fresh Meadows, NY – Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in structured data and content transformations, became a member of the Audio...

Why are Librarians Concerned about GetFTR?  – The Scholarly Kitchen

Twitter was abuzz this past week with the announcement of Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) at the STM association meeting in London. GetFTR attempts to reduce friction between discovery and access through a new kind of linking data service, and Roger Schonfeld’s same day analysis here in The Scholarly Kitchen...

Employment Opportunities- Gonzaga University | Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources

"The Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources will provide leadership to the Foley Library in all aspects of collection development, collection management, and information access within a rapidly evolving and increasingly digital scholarly communication environment. The Associate Dean will work collaboratively within the library and across campus to develop and implement...