Format aside: applying Beall’s criteria to assess the predatory nature of both OA and non-OA library and information science journals
While the open access (OA) movement is growing throughout academia and has gained traction in some disciplines, there is still skepticism on the part of researchers who question the quality of OA publishing and may associate OA journals with “predatory” journals.
Prices for certain scholarly resources continue to outpace budget increases, and librarians do not feel in control of budgets and pricing. What if libraries found ways to bring together the whole library behind the objective of stabilizing or reducing what they pay?
Evaluating the impact of open access at Berkeley: results from the 2015 survey of Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding recipients
This article outlines the results from a qualitative study of individuals who had received Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding.
In this post, the author argues argues that the scholarly communication ecosystem should aim not only to be open, but non-profit too.
This exploratory study quantifies peer-reviewed article access, the potential for immediate article archiving, and the presence of discovery aids in news releases at a large research university.
Some new scientific journals have emerged which will publish whatever you want - for the right price.
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...
Nobody ever published scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences to get rich. But these days the question is how publishers can afford to produce them at all, especially as the main customers for those books—academic libraries—face ever-shrinking budgets, and the open-access movement has...
I have worked full-time for a decade to foster open access (OA) to science and scholarship. During that time I have often boiled down the big message into short talks and written long articles exploring small subtopics in detail. This book is an attempt at...
Building belonging: a toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice
Building Belonging is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources that can be used to address racial prejudice and discrimination in early childhood settings. The resource includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans.