Next Steps for CRediT – An Interview with the Co-Chairs

With CRediT now formalized as a standard, Alice Meadows interviews Liz Allen, Simon Kerridge, and Alison McGonagle O’Connell (cochairs of the working group) about what’s next for the taxonomy

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Guest Post — Hybrid Versus In-person: What Will Be the Future of Academic Conferences?

Marco Marabelli reports on the results of a study looking at the benefits and problems of remote and hybrid conferences, and what the changes in recent years will mean for meetings going forward.

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Is Infrastructure Consolidation the Next Step? CCC Acquires Ringgold

In the light of CCCs acquisition of Ringgold last week, three Chefs, Phill Jones, Roger Schonfeld, and Todd Carpenter reflect on the motivations for the move and its implications for PIDs and organisational identifiers.

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Guest Post — Event Streaming Start-Ups: A Strategic Overview and Taxonomy

The value of streaming video as a genre of scholarly communication is just being established. Today, Danielle Cooper and Dylan Ruediger profile the leading start-ups in this space.

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity and Academic Libraries: Findings from a Recent Survey

Susie Winter reviews recent data on cybersecurity for academic libraries, as well as a survey of awareness and attitudes toward best practices among librarians.

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Revisiting: A Parable of Innovation in Publishing — A Mostly True Story

Joe Esposito looks back at a 2011 post offering a parable of the role in innovation in publishing and makes the case that we should not criticize companies that try and fail to do new things.

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Guest Post — Updating “What Should a Conference Cost?”: Lessons Learned from Another Year of Online Meetings

Mark Carden offers lessons learned from year of running an online conference in 2021, designing a hybrid conference for 2022, and observing what event providers have offered and delegates have experienced.

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Guest Post — Google, Atypon, NIH, and Information Discovery’s AI-Fueled Future: Notes from a BioASQ Panel

A report from the 9th annual BioASQ workshop discussing the ongoing development and future of AI-based tools.

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Information Experience Design: Holistic, Humanistic Solutions for Scholarly Products

For those in the business of information, it’s time to elevate our thinking from the transactional to the experiential. Information experience design (IXD) offers an inclusive, participatory approach that embraces the diversity of our user communities.

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Iterative Development, User-centered Design, and the Fear of Getting it Wrong in Publishing

User-centered design provides a model for improving services, but is the history of print holding publishers back?

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Revisiting: The Multifarious Book

Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.

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Guest Post — Does Open Access Cannibalize Print Sales for Monographs?

John Sherer describes a new research project which will look at the impact of open access on print monograph sales, particularly in light of the free access provided early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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