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Outsourcing Reduces Productivity

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00am

SourceSalim Furth provides yet more evidence of falling productivity in What’s Behind Falling Productivity: The Census May Hold the Answer:Records kept since 1940 tell a contrasting story: even as...


Enterprise Admins: How to use Workspaces to manage subgroups of users and their orders

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:27am

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Twelve Top Tips for Writing an Academic Book Blurb

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 4:00am

One key part of the process of writing and publishing an academic book is the blurb – the text on the back of a book’s cover that tells you what the book is about. While this may seem difficult to...


Requesters: [ENTERPRISE ONLY*] How to use Workspaces

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 4:44am

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Adapting to continue higher education support amidst a pandemic

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 2:39am

Work to support pedagogy changes in higher education faces challenges when the universities themselves are closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Mai Skovgaard and Tabitha Buchner describe how...


Guest Post – Seamless Remote Access During a Global Pandemic: An Indispensable Necessity

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 2:30am

Ralph Youngen from the American Chemical Society discusses their efforts to provide remote access to researchers during the current pandemic and how new technologies and standards like RA21 and...


The Lockdown Chronicles 10: Josep

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 8:00am

Josep is bored at home. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 10: Josep →


Carrying out qualitative research under lockdown – Practical and ethical considerations

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 3:00am

How can qualitative researchers collect data during social-distancing measures? Adam Jowett outlines several techniques researchers can use to collect data without face-to-face contact with...


Copyright, Creative Commons, and Confusion

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020 - 2:30am

In this article, Robert Harington revisits the history of copyright, steering into Creative Commons Licensing, and weigh the value of protection and reuse in light of an inexorable push towards...


Suspicious Activity in the National Emergency Library? No, just the best kind of activity…

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 10:35pm

An obsession with Asimov: Steven Cooper’s rapid book borrowing set off alarms at the Internet Archive. Perhaps Steven Cooper’s pulse quickened when he found this ominous email heading in his...


The Lockdown Chronicles 9: Juana

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 8:00am

Juana is looking after her sick sisters. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 9: Juana →


Fascinating People: Jason Kohn

Source: Victoria Stodden Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12:02pm

Jason Kohn is a documentary maker and director, interviewed most recently by Pure Nonfiction for his more recent release Love Means Zero, about the superstar tennis coach Nick Bollettieri https://...


The Lockdown Chronicles 8: Isaac (in full colour for the first time!)

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00am

Isaac works from home. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 8: Isaac (in full colour for the first time!) →


Without stronger academic governance, Covid-19 will concentrate the corporate control of academic publishing

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 5:00am

Whilst 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...


If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 2:30am

A time traveler goes back four months to explain to herself what's been happening in 2020. The post If I Knew Then What I Know Now appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


The Lockdown Chronicles 7: Sarah

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 8:00am

Sarah dreads no animal but men.… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 7: Sarah →


Requesters: What if there is a change to my order?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 4:51am

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A genealogy of acceleration – Tracing the academic origins of the accelerated academy

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 3:00am

Debates on the subject of the accelerated academy often focus on the contemporary condition of acceleration, or the transfusion of the ideology of acceleration from different domains into an...


What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Some Scholarly Publishing Brand Names

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 2:30am

Find out how Ripeta, ResearchFish, Publons, Morressier, Quartzy, Zanran, Quertle, Citavi and Kudos got their names. The post What’s in a Name? The Stories Behind Some Scholarly Publishing Brand...


The Lockdown Chronicles 6: John

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 8:00am

John is homeless and lives alone in a cave. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 6: John →


Helping Researchers Communicate Their Findings to the World: An Interview with Emma Feloy of Research Outreach

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:30am

Research Outreach is a young company that helps researchers make their work more easily intelligible to a lay audience. Editorial Director Emma Feloy answers some questions about how their service...


The Lockdown Chronicles 5: Emily

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:00am

For Emily, home is a holy thing. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 5: Emily →


The fragmentation of federal expertise has enabled the politicisation of Covid-19 numbers in the USA

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 2:55am

As in any emergency or disaster, institutional agreement over the statistics of the Covid-19 pandemic is incredibly important. During the crisis, President Trump has questioned federally requested...


Living and Working Abroad: An Interview with Amanda Laverick and Adrian Stanley

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 2:30am

Amanda Laverick and Adrian Stanley talk about their experiences living and working in countries far from home. The post Living and Working Abroad: An Interview with Amanda Laverick and Adrian Stanley...


Teachers & the National Emergency Library: Stories from the Frontlines of Online Schooling

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 1:32pm

The numbers are staggering. According to UNESCO: 91% of the world’s learners have been impacted by school closures.1,576,021,818 learners are cut off from their classrooms188 countries have...