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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Indigenous Knowledge and Research Infrastructure: An Interview with Katharina Ruckstuhl

Today’s interview, with Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl of the University of Otago, looks at why and how we should implement research infrastructure processes that support Indigenous knowledge. 

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Guest Post: A Decade of Open Data in Research — Real Change or Slow Moving Compliance?

Mark Hahnel looks at the progress that’s been made toward open research data — what’s been achieved, what still needs work, and what happens next?

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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 State of the Version of Record

The “version of record” is an organizing concept in scholarly publishing. It is by referent to that version that others are understood and it is the object of financial models, policies, and recognition and reward systems.

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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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 More Than Just Data Citation — An Interview With DataCite 

Learn how DataCite supports more than just data citation in today’s interview with Matt Buys, Helena Cousijn, and Paul Vierkant

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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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The Other Diversity in Scholarly Publishing

After becoming a Scholarly Kitchen Chef back in July 2019, I have never stopped being amazed by the numerous dynamic issues and developments that scholarly publishing is dealing with. As a biologist by training, ‘diversity’ is the word that comes to mind.

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Guest Post — Shifting Away from Yearly Accessibility Audits: How Can a Better System be Implemented?

Justin Alexander from ITHAKA discusses effective ways to continuously ensure that media meets accessibility requirements.

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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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The Future State of Our Scholarly Publishing Vendors

When more and more societies move to commercial publisher partnerships, what happens to the vendor landscape? Angela Cochran looks at the current status and future implications.

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FORCE11 Engages a Global Audience at FORCE2021

FORCE11 hosts a diverse virtual conference to build global connections to improve scholarly communications.

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