Blogs selected for Week January 21, 2019 to January 27, 2019

1. More Scholarly Communications Consolidation as Institutional Repository Provider DuraSpace Merges into Lyrasis Green open access, and in particular the role of institutional repositories in serving up preprints and other journal article artifacts, is going through some substantial transitions. An important development for institutional repositories and related library systems, this is also yet another example […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 14, 2019 to January 20, 2019

1. Change ahead: How do smaller publishers perceive open access? The Open Access Office at Graz University Library undertook a comprehensive survey across the German-speaking countries to specifically address publisher attitudes and practices regarding Open Access. In their post in the LSE Impact of Social Sciences Blog, Christian Kaier and Karin Lackner explore the attitudes […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 7, 2019 to January 13, 2019

1. The Double-bind Theory of Scholarly Publishing What the public wants is better science, not open science. Plan S has put those two forces in conflict, and it is driving everybody crazy. The double bind comes into play in scholarly publishing when some groups want publishers to do more and more and others insist that […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019

1. Peer-reviewed physics for Wikipedia: PLOS ONE Topic Pages Science Wikipedia pages are not just for non-experts. Physicists – researchers, professors, and students – use Wikipedia daily. Despite Wikipedia’s importance as a resource for both practicing physicists and the wider community, it is rare for professional physicists to contribute, in part because there are few, […]

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