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Monty Hall and a Veridical Paradox

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:30am

A logic problem for your Friday that at first may seem counterintuitive. The post Monty Hall and a Veridical Paradox appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Guest Post: Cost per Use Overvalues Journal Subscriptions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 2:30am

Curtis Kendrick, Dean of Libraries at Binghamton University, raises questions about whether cost-per-use is the appropriate metric for measuring the comparative value of library subscriptions. The...


MIT Press Embraces New Access Models to Fulfill Mission

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 10:02am

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Press was the first university press to sign an agreement with the Internet Archive to scan older print books for which it had no digital copies to...


Humane Ingenuity: My New Newsletter

Source: Dan Cohen's Blog Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:22am

With the start of this academic year, I’m launching a new newsletter to explore technology that helps rather than hurts human understanding, and human understanding that helps us create better...


UC Davis Experiments with a New Textbook Model: An Interview with Jason Lorgan

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 2:30am

An interview with Jason Lorgan, executive director of campus stores at @UCDavis, about the university's innovative new textbook-affordability program. The post UC Davis Experiments with a New...


Sobre co-diseño para recursos digitales en el sector cultural – Rostros del tiempo, 2o Coloquio de Vida Cotidiana en México

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 5:09am

Hoy participaré en el Segundo Coloquio de Vida Cotidiana en México, "Rostros del tiempo" a las 13:30hrs, en Museo de Arte de la SHCP, Moneda 4, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México. Entrada libre.


Will Libraries Help Publishers Prop Up the Value of the Big Deal?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:30am

The value of the big deal has declined. Will libraries drive down its price -- or help publishers prop up its value? The post Will Libraries Help Publishers Prop Up the Value of the Big Deal?...


This was January-August 2019 at The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 2:19am

A listing of the articles we have published so far in 2019 in the journal (our 9th volume!) until the 30th of August 2019.


SSD vs. HDD

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 8:00am

IDC & TrendForce datavia Aaron RakersChris Mellor's How long before SSDs replace nearline disk drives? starts with a quote I think the good Dr. Pangloss would love:Aaron Rakers, the Wells Fargo...


EveryONE: Nadine Kabbani

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 8:37am

Dr. Kabbani is a Systems Biologist at the School of Systems Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America What is your area of study and why is it important? I am...


1st Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum—Dialog with Learned Societies: Sustainable Solutions for Successful Transition to Open Access

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 5:29am

Academic publishing has undergone many changes in the last two decades. Chief among these is the emergence of open access, which have greatly affected the delivery of research to readers and the...


Providers: Payment destinations

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:54am

HELP FOR PROVIDERS...


Spotlight on BMJ Best Practice and 67 Bricks - shortlisted for the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 1:25am

On 12 September, at the ALPSP Conference, we will be announcing the winners of the 2019 ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing.  In this series of posts leading up to the Awards ceremony, we...


Protecting Books From Harm With Controlled Digital Lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:41am

Photo by: Jon Schultz, Director, University of Houston Law Library Michelle Wu began working at the University of Houston Law Library in the wake of flooding from Tropical Storm Allison in...


Online learning: five ingredients of success

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:13am

For more than five years, online learning has been an integral part of INASP’s capacity development approaches. Joanna Wild shares some key ingredients for success.


SAVE THE DATE: Internet Archive’s Biggest Party of the Year

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:59pm

On October 23rd, you won’t have to travel to Singapore or Taipei to enjoy a night market of food, fun, and friends. Archive staffer Mark Caranza demonstrates the latest tools to a global...


Plan S and its Impact on the Scholarly Publishing Community

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 5:01am

sponsor of the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2019 offers this insight into the impact of PlanS on the industry.“Starting from January 1, 2021, all scholarly publications that result...


Summer Vacation — On Hiatus

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:30am

We're off for the week. Enjoy what's left of your summer. The post Summer Vacation — On Hiatus appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Book Review: The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change by Raewyn Connell

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:45am

In The Good University: What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change, Raewyn Connell provides a powerful and expansive critique of the current state of higher education at a...


Smartphone-size screens make it harder to pay attention to and understand news stories

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 3:00am

Smartphones have become a key medium through which information of all kinds is accessed. Even a small, but significant, amount of traffic to academic journals derives from smartphones. Their...


A Proto-VOIP Conference Call from 1978

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 2:30am

Using an amazing new technology from 1978 looks awfully familiar. The post A Proto-VOIP Conference Call from 1978 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Optical Media Durability: Update

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 8:00am

A year ago I posted Optical Media Durability and discovered:Surprisingly, I'm getting good data from CD-Rs more than 14 years old, and from DVD-Rs nearly 12 years old. Your mileage may vary.It is...


Journal Indexing: Core standards and why they matter

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 3:03am

The ways in which journals are indexed online is essential to how they can be searched for and found. Inclusion in certain indexes is also closely linked to quality assessment, with research funders...


Ask The Chefs: Competition And Cooperation

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:30am

How does scholarly communications benefit from coopetition, the cooperation of competitors? Come see what the Chefs said and tell us your thoughts! The post Ask The Chefs: Competition And Cooperation...


Where is the Publication Puck Going? Making Research Available “Upstream” of Publication

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:30am

Could scholarly publishers' skills and capacity be re-positioned to serve researchers at earlier stages in the research process, "upstream" of publication? Charlie Rapple shares findings from a...