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Designing the collective intelligence commons

Collective intelligence can, at its simplest, be understood as the enhanced capacity that is created when people work together, often with the help of technology, to mobilise a wider range of information, ideas and insights. This report explores the role that open digital infrastructures such...

The state of open data 2022

Based on a global survey, this report is now in its seventh year. It provides insights into researchers’ attitudes towards and experiences of open data. With more than 5,400 respondents, the 2022 survey is the largest since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Ithaka S+R US faculty survey 2021

The Ithaka S+R 'US Faculty Survey 2021' has been designed to track critical trends in higher education over time, while also including new questions and thematic areas to address newly emerging trends in the field. This report outlines the survey findings.

Stumbling bear, soaring dragon: Russia, China and the geopolitics of global science

This report argues that Western universities need to brace for a geopolitical shock that could dislocate global research networks and dramatically narrow the range of potential collaborative partners.

Accelerating social impact research: libraries at the intersection of openness and community-engaged scholarship

The goal of this pilot program is to meet institutional needs for developing a strategic approach for advancing the social impact of research, aimed at building and reinforcing institutional points of influence for open research practices and community engagement.

A culture of copyright

This report was commissioned by the 'Towards a National Collection' programme, to better understand the ways in which open access shapes how the United Kingdom’s digital cultural heritage collections can be accessed and reused.

Open textbooks and social justice: a national scoping study

This study investigates the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.
Journal article

Are we walking the talk? A snapshot of how academic LIS journals are (or aren't) enacting disciplinary values

The academic library field claims to value social responsibility, open access, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). But academic library journal practices do not always reflect these values. This article describes a mixed-method study designed to operationalise and measure these values in practice.

Scholarly communication in times of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest global public health crisis in a century. Scientific research and its effective communication have been at the centre of the worldwide response to the emergency. This report analyses how the scholarly communication system – involving the production, evaluation...

The state of open data 2021

The State of Open Data 2021 report is the sixth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts.