‘The open access needle in the discovery haystack’

Neil Grindley, head of resource discovery at Jisc, on challenges surfacing open content in large library collections, on: Yet another (perhaps surprising) issue is that there has not historically been a standard way of flagging whether something is open access in a...

‘Ten Prerequisites to Securely Fund Open Infrastructure’

Vanessa Proudman, in a post for ScholarLed: The scholarly communication community needs to call for an open, sustainable infrastructure that is community-owned — one that speaks to our open and academic values. It must be open; not closed off by vendors creating a...

‘Privacy hurdles thwart Facebook democracy research’

From a story in Nature on the SSRC’s mostly stalled Facebook research program: But issues with the data quickly emerged: Facebook has been able to share some information with researchers, but providing them with more sensitive and detailed data without...