Blogs selected for Week April 13 to April 19, 2020

1. Without stronger academic governance, Covid-19 will concentrate the corporate control of academic publishing While the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a short term uptick in open research practices, both in response to the virus and the need for remote access to research and teaching materials. Samuel Moore argues that the long term impact of […]

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Blogs selected for Week April 6 to April 12, 2020

1. Are we all digital scholars now? How the lockdown will reshape the post-pandemic digital structure of academia. Publishers, aggregators and libraries are helping to make research and course materials available online open access. But is there a knack to finding them? With the global scientific community united in their search for a coronavirus vaccine, […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 30 to April 5, 2020

1. Community engagement amidst a crisis A good deal of the work of scholarly communication involves facilitating communities. Researchers and those who support them facilitate disciplinary communities, interdisciplinary communities, data communities, professional communities, and standards communities, among others. In this sudden shift to working from home and virtualized operations, some of the ways in which […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 23 to March 29, 2020

1. How the pandemic is shaping the way scientists show their work On December 31, 2019, the WHO received news of pneumonia cases with unknown etiology in Wuhan, China. Within days, Chinese researchers identified the presence of a novel coronavirus, since called SARS-CoV-2, in patients, which has since spread through the world at a meteoric […]

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Blogs selected for Week March 16 to March 22, 2020

1. Building Your Remote Workforce: Including Tips & Tricks for Social Distancing Remote working has become a sudden reality as organisations globally encourage people to work from home due to the coronavirus. And it’s creating real challenges for those who aren’t used to supporting a remote workforce. Many organisations still hold on to the notion […]

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