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Post-Beall’s List

No doubt you have heard that Professor Jeffrey Beall’s blog, http://scholarlyoa.com, with the associated lists of suspected publishers, journals and metrics, has been removed from public view at his request.  Here … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Notes from the OA Symposium, 2016

As I mentioned previously (actually, about 30 minutes ago in real time), it’s been a busy week in Denton.  The University of North Texas hosted two separate meetings on overlapping … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Notes from the Library Publishing Forum

It’s been a busy week at UNT – host of two meetings: The Library Publishing Forum and the 7th annual Open Access Symposium.  The dates, and themes, are overlapping – … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Data, data everywhere in the news

Struggling to consider my blog topic this week, the problem being too many stories to choose from, I was struck by how many stories were about data.  Aha…a topic! First, … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cost of “Doing More With Less” | Library Babel Fish

We have less funding for the things that really matter while paying much more to compensate for austerity policies. Source: The Cost of “Doing More With Less” | Library Babel … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Essay calls for a new approach to college textbooks | InsideHigherEd

Essay calls for a new approach to college textbooks | InsideHigherEd. The Book Industry Study Group just reported that 52 percent of college students surveyed agreed that “I would rather … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

T. Scott: What We Share

I was in Frankfurt in 2006, having been invited to speak at the annual meeting of the STM association. It was a heady experience. I don’t remember what I talked … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

How We Pay for Publishing by Kevin S. Hawkins | Against The Grain

How We Pay for Publishing by Kevin S. Hawkins (Director of Library Publishing, University of North Texas Libraries) | Against The Grain. Key point in this article (emphasis added): While … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  Not much to brag about, but nice to see, and a few things to think about.  I’m … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · 1 Comment