‘We need a clean break from commercial publishers’

Stanford’s Robert Kaplan, arguing in Times Higher Education for bringing academic publishing in-house [paywalled, alas], cites the author-excluding APC: academics often can’t afford those high open access fees – especially faculty outside the sciences, the...

The Collections Silo

Iowa State’s Curtis Brandy, in an interview on the Opening the Future site: Libraries have traditionally placed their scholarly communications and collections work in distinct organizational silos. This has meant, in many cases, that the values that inform a...

‘CC BY: A (Somewhat) Cautionary Licensing Tale’

I missed this Ubiquity Press post from last April: Until 2021, Ubiquity Press published all of our books under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) […] However, at the end of 2020, we were made aware that another company had taken a very large number of...