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Elsevier Acquires bepress – The Scholarly Kitchen

In a move entirely consistent with its strategy to pivot beyond content licensing, Elsevier has acquired bepress, the institutional repository provider. Source: Elsevier Acquires bepress – The Scholarly Kitchen Of … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Post-Beall’s List

No doubt you have heard that Professor Jeffrey Beall’s blog,, 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

New ways of viewing data

There has been a series of articles in Nature and The Scholarly Kitchen regarding (yet) another way of comparing the impact of journals via citations.  Among the problems with the more traditional journal … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 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

Open Data for LIS Research

This blog is a venue devoted to improving the utility and effectiveness of libraries, librarianship, and librarians through careful study.  This inevitably involves data, a word that has recently become hot, … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 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

UK University Journal Costs

RT @McDawg: So how much do publishers charge the likes of @ucl & @imperialcollege ? Sourced through from: Wow…this is interesting.  They provide a graphic showing … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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