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Ask The Chefs: Permanent Change?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:30am

So much change has happened in the last few months. What changes do you think will "stick" in scholarly publishing? The post Ask The Chefs: Permanent Change? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen...


100 Great Books From African American Women

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:32pm

Ida B. Wells, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston are just three of the authors whose works appear in the Zora Canon. From the earliest days of American literature, Black women have made...


The Lockdown Chronicles 33: Emmeline

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 8:00am

Emmeline is on FaceTime. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 33: Emmeline →


National Emergency Library Weekly Update: 5/27

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:35am

Graphic art by Yiying Lu Dear Reader— We hope you and your family had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend, and we hope you spent your weekend reading from the National Emergency Library....


For science communication to be effective it should be evidence based

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:00am

Effective communication of science to stakeholders across society is a more pressing issue than it has perhaps ever been. Highlighting ways in which science communication as an area of research and...


Publishers Invest in Preprints

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:30am

Major scholarly publishers have made substantial investments in preprints in recent years, integrating preprint deposit into manuscript submission workflows. The post Publishers Invest in Preprints...


The National Emergency Library: A Useful Tool for Educators

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:00pm

by Theron Cosgrave, an educational specialist in school redesign and teacher training Almost three months of pandemic-inspired school closures have made one thing painfully clear for educators...


The Lockdown Chronicles 32: Eglantyne

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 8:00am

Eglantyne gives a seminar. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 32: Eglantyne →


Behavioural science and the response to COVID-19: a missed opportunity?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 4:03am

While the role of behavioural science in the UK’s handling of the pandemic has been criticised, Peter John and Gerry Stoker argue that it is important for governments to try and influence citizens’...


Guest Post — Books for the 2020s: The Role of Book Content in the STM Researcher Ecosystem

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 2:30am

What is the role of book content in the Science, Technical and Medical (STM) researcher ecosystem? The post Guest Post — Books for the 2020s: The Role of Book Content in the STM Researcher...


The Lockdown Chronicles 31: Dr Doyle

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 6:00am

Dr Doyle has lunch. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 31: Dr Doyle →


Book Review: Political English: Language and the Decay of Politics by Thomas Docherty

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 1:15am

In Political English: Language and the Decay of Politics, Thomas Docherty offers a new examination of the historical and contemporary linkages between power, politics and the English language,...


Experiential and Inferential Computational Knowledge

Source: Victoria Stodden Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 12:04pm

Scientific communities are grappling with assessing knowledge derived from computational processes: interpretability of machine learning models; generalizability of data science claims; verifiability...


Pretend you’re here with Internet Archive Zoom backgrounds

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 10:20am

Have you seen these gorgeous library backgrounds you can use to pretend you’re amongst the smell of of old books and hushed page turning? When I saw them I got a little jealous and thought...


Evidence for Policy in the Wake of COVID-19: Short – Medium – Long Term Impacts

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 2:50am

COVID-19 has rapidly and radically reshaped interactions between academics and policymakers and the kinds of evidence being used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, Vivian Tseng,...


A Tough Upcoming Week Without the SSP Annual Meeting

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 2:30am

A year without an annual meeting is tough to take. Here's hoping for better times ahead. The post A Tough Upcoming Week Without the SSP Annual Meeting appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Sizzle Then Fizzle: Buzzy Titles and Borrowing Digitized Books

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 4:06pm

While people all over the world have been at home due to COVID-19, recent reports about library usage indicate they have turned to books for comfort and enjoyment. Our own site has seen an increase...


Utility, Morality, Strategy, and Scholarly Communication

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:30am

Should the library focus first on serving its local constituency, or on changing the scholarly communication ecosystem? No matter how we answer this question, the implications will be complex. The...


The Lockdown Chronicles 30: Eric

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 8:00am

Eric is a newsreader. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 30: Eric →


The commercial model of academic publishing underscoring Plan S weakens the existing open access ecosystem in Latin America

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:56am

Health emergencies such as those we face today reveal the importance of opening scientific knowledge; something that not-for-profit open access publishing has permanently and organically allowed for...


Guest Post — Author-Friendly Journal Websites

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:30am

Making journal data on decision times and acceptance rates public would be tremendous helpful for authors in their decision-making process. The post Guest Post — Author-Friendly Journal...


The Death Of Corporate Research Labs

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 8:00am

In American innovation through the ages, Jamie Powell wrote:who hasn’t finished a non-fiction book and thought “Gee, that could have been half the length and just as informative. If that.”Yet every...


The Lockdown Chronicles 29: Mary Jane

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 8:00am

Mary Jane wanted to be a nurse. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 29: Mary Jane →


10 Ways scientists can better engage with decision makers

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:00am

The figure of the decision maker is often invoked as a key conduit for academic research to be transformed into social impact. Drawing on work undertaken for their recently published book chapter (...


Taking a Big Bite Out of the Big Deal

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30am

Unsub is the game-changing data analysis service that is helping librarians forecast, explore, and optimize their alternatives to the Big Deal. Librarians breaking away from the Big Deal often credit...