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Openness: An interview with Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 11, 2019 5703

Robert Harington interviews Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science, discussing openness and findings from his recent report entitled The Ascent of Open Access.


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Strategic and Non-strategic Society Publishing

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 18, 2019 4952

Many society publishers, concerned about the disruptive implications, of Plan S, are nervously considering selling off their publishing assets.


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Is the Value of the Big Deal in Decline?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 07, 2019 4906

Last week, the University of California terminated its license with Elsevier. Today, Roger Schonfeld argues that leakage has reduced the value of the big deal -- and publisher pricing power -- while empowering library negotiators.


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An Unlikely Library of Obsolete Technologies

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 15, 2019 4787

A recycling center in New York has become the go-to library for film and television studios looking for vintage electronic props.


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Guest Post — Protecting Patron Privacy in Digital Resources

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 13, 2019 4677

Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian for Stanford, offers a useful framework for libraries as they consider patron privacy.


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Guest Post — From Diversity to Inclusion and Equity: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 08, 2019 4404

We are celebrating International Women's Day with guest Chef Susan Spilka of the Workplace Equity Project, who recently moderated a well-attended SSP webinar on moving from diversity to inclusion and equity, on which her post is based.


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Guest Post — Leveling the Playing Field: How to Address Global Imbalances in Scholarly Communication

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 06, 2019 4294

Andrea Powell, STM’s Publisher Coordinator of Research4Life shares recent discussions about obstacles facing researchers in the Global South, not just in accessing scholarly literature but in performing their own research and finding suitable publication channels to communicate it to a global audience.


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Revisiting: Governance and the Not-for-profit Publisher

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 05, 2019 4239

How can not-for-profit organizations outcompete their commercial rivals? Revisiting Joe Esposito's 2011 post that lays out a blueprint for success.


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Content Platform Migrations Cause Headaches. Can We Avoid Some of the Pain?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 04, 2019 4184

Libraries and individual subscribers to journals have seen the problems that can occur when a publication moved or was sold from one publisher to another. Perhaps there would be an editorial change, leading to delayed issues. Perhaps all the subscription […]


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Springer Nature Syndicates Content to ResearchGate

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 01, 2019 4021

A pilot project representing the first significant experiment with the syndication of publisher content to a content supercontinent.


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Finding the Right Training and Career Development Opportunities for Your Organization

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 28, 2019 3964

Your desk is covered with brochures about getting new skills to meet growing needs, and course offerings for continuing education credits. Your inbox is filled with notices about meetings and webinars. How do you decide which is worth your time?


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Will Publishers Have Platforms?

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 27, 2019 3909

Publishers are losing online traffic on their own platforms. What does this mean for the future of the publisher site and the hosted platform companies?


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Ask The Chefs: Prioritizing Organizational Choices

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 26, 2019 3854

There is always a new tool, method, or model, but no organization can do it all. This month we asked the Chefs about methods for prioritizing choices.


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Funder Mandates and A Potential Change in Laboratory Dynamics

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 25, 2019 3799

What happens when regulations around research funding pit the interests of the laboratory head against those of their students and postdocs?


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Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of Design

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 22, 2019 3634

Creating a new product or service? Re-designing your journal? Dieter Rams' ten principles of good design remain as vital a guide as ever.


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Why You Should Care about Open Access: An Open Letter to Scholarly and Scientific Authors

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 21, 2019 3579

If you're a scholarly and scientific author and you think the open access movement is irrelevant to your interests, think again.


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Building an Effective Board

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 20, 2019 3524

Ever felt frustrated with your governing board? Although the board may not be of your design, there's still much you can do to shape an effective board that truly adds value to execution of your business strategy and mission. Read on to find out how!


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Is Hybrid a Valid Pathway to Open Access? Publishers Argue Yes, in Response to Plan S

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 19, 2019 3469

As we await the next communication from Coalition S, the largest publishers indicate that they will not abandon the hybrid pathway for open access.


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All the Details of the New York Public Library

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 15, 2019 3249

A deep architectural dive into the remarkable New York Public Library.


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NISO and NFAIS Announce Plans to Merge

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 14, 2019 3194

NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.


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