Revisiting — Return of the Big Brands: How Legacy Publishers Will Coopt Open Access

Revisiting a 2015 post that predicted the dominance of the cascade model of journal portfolio publishing and the increased dominance of the larger existing publishers in an open access market.

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Revisiting: When is a Publisher not a Publisher? Cobbling Together the Pieces to Build a Workflow Business

Revisiting a 2017 post looking at how, due to the slowing growth of content licensing, sophisticated content providers are building businesses supporting researcher workflow and university business processes.

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 Guest Post — What Do Library-Publisher Relations Look Like in 2022?

The AUPresses Library Relations Committee asks Peter Berkery and Mary Lee Kennedy to share their thoughts about how relations between publishers and libraries have changed.

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Retroactively Open: Elsevier Backflips for NERL Agreement

In a novel license agreement, Elsevier agrees to open backfile content from a consortium of elite private institutions. Will other libraries and publishers follow this model?

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IOP Publishing Strikes a Transformative Deal with CRKN: Some Questions for Julian Wilson

An interview with Julian Wilson about IOP Publishing’s new transformative agreement with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

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Life in a Liminal Space; Or, The Journey Shapes the Destination

A liminal space is the time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next’. It is a period of transition, uncertainty, and multiple paths forward. The first wave of an open access transition is upon us, driven by the APC model, moving us to favor quantity over quality, and resulting in massive consolidation in many areas of the market. What comes next?

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Market Consolidation and the Demise of the Independently Publishing Research Society

The last few years have been a period of rapid market consolidation in scholarly publishing. Here, a look at the ongoing demise of the independent research society publisher, as more and more continue to sign on with larger publishing partners.

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Paving the Path: Considerations for Transformative Agreements

How do we lay down the layers of “pavement” that build up a quality scholarly communications system that is safe and durable and meets the capacity demands of the scholars of today and, equally importantly, tomorrow? @lisalibrarian

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Content at Scale – The Third Wave

Judy Luther looks back at the waves of change that have reshaped our industry. Looking ahead, the next big wave is to use analytics and AI as we complete the transition to open content.

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Six Questions (with Answers!) about UC’s and Elsevier’s New Transformative Deal

Six questions and answers about the new transformative deal between Elsevier and the University of California.

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Six Questions (with Answers!) about UC’s and Elsevier’s New Transformative Deal

Six questions and answers about the new transformative deal between Elsevier and the University of California.

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