‘Open Access Tipping Point (OATIP) Public Affirmation ‘

From the joint statement of participants in the late-August Open Access Tipping Point workshop: While our approaches and strategies may take different forms, we affirm the importance of using journal license negotiations to promote open access to our scholarship and...

‘The Media Lab’s funding structure is unusual’

Buried in the Chronicle‘s investigative piece on the MIT Media Lab’s Caleb Harper: The Media Lab’s funding structure is unusual. The lab’s operating budget is $75 million a year. “Member” companies, which tend to be megacorporations like Google and Nike,...

‘Analytics can save higher education. Really’

Speaking of data-driven university makeovers, I missed this chilling joint statement from three big associations of higher-ed number-crunchers: We strongly believe that using data to better understand our students and our own operations paves the way to developing...

‘Data-Driven Accountability’

Inside Higher Ed on the Lumina Foundation’s grant to regional U.S. accreditor: WSCUC will use its $745,000 grant to build on momentum and tools for results-driven accreditation, said Jamienne Studley, the commission’s president and a former Education...

ScholarlyHub Shuts Down

From the initiative’s “final newsletter” today: Over the last two years we have tried and failed to raise the funds necessary to make a major and urgent change in the world of scholarly communications. That failure, we think, has more to do with our...