Publishers and publishing

Audio interview

16 May 2017

Scientists have never been more political. As their research organisations face budget cuts and their research faces interference from governments, many have taken to the streets in protest to remind the community of the importance of scientific research.

That message usually cuts through...

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Blog post

02 May 2017

In a time where states are facing enormous budget deficits public universities must ensure financial responsibility of scarce public resources. Louisiana State University (LSU) is attempting to exercise sound judgment and stewardship of limited resources, but its only reward has been Elsevier...

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Journal article

28 Apr 2017

The author discusses the rise of an open ethos in LIS and makes the case for shifting to an open peer review process for LIS journals.

Open source. Open access. Open data. Open notebooks. Open government. Open educational resources. Open access workflows. To be open is to have a...

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Journal article

03 Apr 2017

This paper studies emerging technologies for tracking reading behaviors (“reading analytics”) and their implications for reader privacy, attempting to place them in a historical context. It discusses what data is being collected, to whom it is available, and how it might be used by various...

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Journal article

03 Apr 2017

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Since the early 2000s, there has been an explosion in the usage of the term open, arguably stemming from the advent of networked technologies — including the Internet and mobile technologies. ‘Openness’ seems to be everywhere, and takes many forms: from open...

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Briefing paper

01 Apr 2017

This briefing paper, written by CPIP Legal Fellow, Bhamati Viswanathan, and CPIP Director of Academic Programs & Senior Scholar, Adam Mossoff, exposes the lack of evidence or justification for the proliferating legal mandates by federal agencies that coerce authors and publishers to make...

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Journal article

27 Mar 2017

Purpose

Open-access mega-journals (OAMJs) represent an increasingly important part of the scholarly communication landscape. OAMJs, such as PLOS ONE, are large scale, broad scope journals that operate an open access business model (normally based on article-...

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Journal article

30 Jan 2017

The peer review system is the norm for many publications. It involves an editor and several experts in the field providing comments for a submitted article. The reviewer remains anonymous to the author, with only the editor knowing the reviewer´s identity. This model is now being challenged and...

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Book

05 Jan 2017

Overview

What if we could start with a blank slate, and write ourselves a brand new copyright system? What if we could design a law, from scratch, unconstrained by existing treaty obligations, business models and questions of political feasibility? Would we opt for...

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Journal article

01 Jan 2017

Highlights of this broad-brush case study of Elsevier’s Open Access (OA) journals as of 2016:

Elsevier offers 511 fully OA journals and 2,149 hybrids. Most fully OA journals do not charge article processing charges (APCs). APCs of fully OA journals average $660 US ($1,731 excluding no-fee...

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Audio interview

21 Dec 2016

Book publishers are among a number of groups that have attacked a Productivity Commission report that recommends the federal government end restrictions on so-called parallel book imports before the end of next year.

The government asked the commission to look at the idea after it was...

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Strategy

28 Sep 2016

Libraries have always been about preserving and giving access to information. In recent years, governments and others have made increasingly frequent statements stressing the contribution that allowing citizens to obtain and make use of knowledge on an equitable basis can make to a range of...

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Commentary

Article

27 Jun 2016

Over the past few months, Alexander Hanff, CEO of the London-based privacy advocacy and consulting firm Think Privacy, has made the rounds both on Twitter and in regulators’ offices across Europe to take a stand against something that few would assume is worthy of involvement from courts and...

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Audio program

13 Jun 2016

Many people dream of writing a best-selling book, but not many of them actually have a runaway success in them.

In the past, budding author’s spent months, sometimes years, slaving over a typewriter or PC trying to produce something worthy of a Ludlum, King or J.K. Rowling. Most only got...

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Transcript

13 Jun 2016

From ad blockers, to Facebook and consumers who refuse to pay. It's the challenge facing digital news and no one's sure what the solution is.

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Research report

16 Feb 2016

The disruption and structural transformation underway in the global book industry is well known. Major changes include the development of technology which enables digital publishing, distribution and retailing; the entry of disruptive players including Amazon, Google and Apple; the introduction...

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Conference proceedings

18 Dec 2015

The proceedings of the 8th year of the grey literature and repositories conference, held on 21st October 2015, in the National Library of Technology in Prague.

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Blog post

30 Nov 2015

Analysing the fundamental challenges and changes in scholarly publishing has filled countless posts, conferences, books and journal articles. Detailed insights into the story of these changes and the development of new approaches are brought to light through a survey of university publishing...

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Journal article

06 Nov 2015

The aim of this study was to establish the role of academic libraries in the context of open access (OA) journal publishing, based on the perceived needs of the journals and/or their editors. As a study sample, 14 OA journals affiliated to the University of Zürich, Switzerland, were taken. They...

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Video lecture/presentation

28 Oct 2015

Much knowledge has always been locked away, throughout history. It’s inaccessible — or expensive to access — for all but a privileged few. Two Internet-era social movements have sought to change that: Wikipedia, which invites any and all to participate in constructing a comprehensive...

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