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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, 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

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 ? http://t.co/TUdUid0iC7 http://t.co/5jOAXbNqun Sourced through Scoop.it from: shiny.retr0.me Wow…this is interesting.  They provide a graphic showing … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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