Blogs selected for Week Nov 21 to Nov 27, 2016

1. Surviving work as an academic in the age of measuring impact Views that academics can avoid the problems of work and aren’t experienced in the ‘real world’ are wrong, writes Jane Tinkler, in her post in The Impact Blog. Precarious employment, balancing teaching, research and publishing demands and demonstrating impact are very real pressures. […]

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Blogs selected for Week Nov 14 to Nov 20, 2016

1. What We Can Learn from Fake News Fake News is making headlines as questions about how dubious stories may have influenced the US election. In her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, Angela Cochran explores the damage done to reputable news organisations and what scholarly publishers could learn from the whole thing. The blog […]

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Blogs selected for Week Nov 7 to Nov 13, 2016

1. How Wrong Is Greta Van Susteren about Libraries? Is Greta Van Susteren right in taking universities to task for building “huge libraries” and in characterizing them as “vanity projects” that have been obviated by the growing online availability of books and other scholarly resources? Obviously not – that’s the position of an ignorant philistine, […]

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Blogs selected for Week Oct 31 to Nov 6, 2016

1. Access to Science Research for Everyone The greatest validation of scientific contribution is a peer-reviewed academic publication. But the face of academic publishing is changing as traditional journal publishers have come under attack from proponents of open access, which could change the mode of knowledge distribution in the sciences as we know it, discusses […]

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