Revisiting: Humanities Research Infrastructure is Great ROI

What brings humanities infrastructure together — whether materials-based (content) or process-based (projects) or tools-based (platforms and laboratories) — is an iterative process of knowledge creation. Revisiting a post from 2020.

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Revisiting — Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange

A look back at Julie Zhu’s 2019 post that discusses publisher strategies and industry standards for tending to the “plumbing” of content discovery and access.

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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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Going Legit Part 2: The Continuing Path from Piracy to Partnership

An SSP Meeting Session showing the results from publisher partnerships with Researchgate suggest the company is shifting from a source of potential infringement to a distribution channel that is being folded into more and more organizations.

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It’s Good to be Back… But What Happens Now?

Reflections on what’s next for getting together in the real world, in a time of climate change and pandemics.

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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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Building Stronger Chains Together: Keeping Preprints Connected to the Scholarly Record

In the global supply chain of scholarly communications, we share a responsibility for accurate metadata that represents the publication lifecycle — from preprint to version of record, and everything in between.

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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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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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