Academy-Owned Infrastructure: A Reading List

Heather Staines, writing for the Knowledge Futures Group‘s new Commonplace publication, in a post on scholarly infrastructure: Publishing generally has long been an industry with a wide variety of offerings. However, the latter half of the twentieth century (and...

‘Future priorities for Open Science’

The fight for open scholarship suffered a major loss Thursday, with the tragic death of Jon Tennant. Tennant had an almost manically productive 2020. Among many other programmatic statements and editorials, he recently posted a list of five priorities for open science...

‘Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age’

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, in a keynote address repurposed as a Scholarly Kitchen post: From the library perspective, The Big Deal is typically seen as no longer sustainable. One must ask then if transformative and pure publish agreements will suffer the same fate. In...

‘About the Commonplace’

MIT’s Knowledge Futures Group—the team behind PubPub—is launching a new publication the Commonplace: The Commonplace will bring together mission-aligned individuals, institutions, and organizations to contribute to the larger conversation about the many social...

‘Academic Libraries at a Pivotal Moment’

Roger Schonfeld and Christine Wolff-Eisenberg, in a Scholarly Kitchen post on the latest Ithaka S+R library survey (conducted before the lockdowns): Half of library directors say that they will likely cancel a major journal package in the next five years. We have not...