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A Library of Color

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 22, 2019 3358

The Forbes Pigment Collection offers a unique library of materials for the preservation and analysis of artworks.


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Of Paywalls and Proxies: The Buzz about Access at ER&L 2019

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 19, 2019 3193

This year's ER&L conference was abuzz with the threats and solutions for digital access in libraries.


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Is the Value of the Big Deal in Decline?

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 07, 2019 2535

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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Revisiting: Governance and the Not-for-profit Publisher

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 05, 2019 2425

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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Springer Nature Syndicates Content to ResearchGate

The Scholarly Kitchen - March 01, 2019 2207

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


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Report: Amazon, Comcast, and EA now among potential Nexon buyers

Gamasutra - February 27, 2019 2114

Reuters reports that each of the three companies has submitted initial bids for NXC Corp, the holding firm that houses Nexon. ...


ZeniMax hit with trademark dispute over its application for 'Redfall'

Gamasutra - February 21, 2019 1784

ZeniMax filed a trademark application for the world Redfall (presumably in relation to the in-development Elder Scrolls 6), but the author of a sci-fi book series of the same name is opposing the app. ...


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

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 19, 2019 1655

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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Editorial Independence and Journal Ownership in the Age of Open Science

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 12, 2019 1270

The editorial board for the Journal of Informetrics declared checkmate when they resigned over Elsevier's open access and open citations policies. Raising both practical and moral questions of journal ownership, the editors of Learning Publishing ask: What can this power move tell us about editorial ownership in the age of open science?


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Writing Styles, Roald Dahl, and Writing Huts

The Scholarly Kitchen - February 08, 2019 1050

We all have our individual approaches to work. Here, author Roald Dahl offers a tour of his process and his backyard writing hut.


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