Revisiting: Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Rick Anderson revisits a 2020 post: One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?

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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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Innovating the Science of Science: A report of the ICSSI meeting

A new conference explores ways research can turn the scientific method onto improving its own results.

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The Quest for Home: Transforming from Grant-funded Project to Sustainable Operation

Grant-funded initiatives eventually need a permanent home; here are some lessons learned from Educopia’s Katherine Skinner and Christina Drummond.

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Annual Reviews’ Subscribe To Open: From Idea To Full Adoption

Annual Reviews will offer their journals as Subscribe to Open. Come read our interview with Richard Gallagher, President and Editor-in-Chief.

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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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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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Accelerating Open Research: A Multi-stakeholder Discussion

Robert Harington reports on the recent SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force closed forum of funders, publishers, librarians and academics, who met to discuss how collaboration among stakeholder groups may accelerate a transition to open research.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 2)

In this second of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 1)

In this first of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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Taking a Remote-first Approach: An Interview with Jason Morwick

We have made the shift from mostly in-person work to entirely remote work but what happens now? As we transition to the future of our work environment, Cactus Communications has decided on a “remote-first” approach. In this post, Angela Cochran interviews Jason Morwick, head of remote-first, at Cactus.

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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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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 — Corporate Strategy and Program Management: The Key to Navigating Disruption

Laura Martin and Rashmi Verma take a look at how organizations handle change and disruption through strategic planning and structured execution.

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