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Blogs selected for Week May 21 to May 27, 2018

1. Are Library Subscriptions Over-Utilised? Libraries have many strategies for increasing use and the interests of publishers are aligned with the cost-per-use approach as it does not threaten subscription revenues. Lisa Hinchliffe, in her post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, asks if the true value of a subscription is being obscured by over-utilisation, should libraries […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 14 to May 20, 2018

1. Guest Post: Inclusive Pricing or Inclusive of All People? Understanding What’s “Inclusive” in Digital Textbook Publishing The scholarly communications community is very familiar with the many varied meanings of the word “free” and how those definitions help shape or derail discussions. Stephanie Rosen, in his guest post in the Scholarly Kitchen Blog, discusses the […]

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Blogs selected for Week May 7 to May 13, 2018

1. Conflicting academic attitudes to copyright are slowing the move to open access Where previously authors would typically assign rights in a scholarly work to an academic publisher, the open access movement has prompted a shift towards retention of rights and the use of creative commons licenses to control how works are used by publishers. […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 30 to May 6, 2018

1. How does gender influence the academic publishing process? Gender and diversity issues are taking center stage and there is growing awareness of the under representation of women as authors, editors and peer reviewers in academic publishing. In their post in the BioMed Central Blog, Dr Dina Balabanova and Jamie Lundine discuss their particular interests […]

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