From a “Ghost Library” to a “Window on the Big World”: The Story of Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui, Wellington Central Library

What do you do when the building standards governing the safety of your workplace are deemed inadequate?

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Guest Post – Manifesto for a New Read Deal

A.J. Boston offers a route for managing closed access e-serials in a way that finds the best value for libraries, the most content for users, keeps publishers solvent, and experiments on behalf of equity.

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Guest Post — Street Books: A Non-profit Mobile Library Serving the Houseless Residents of Portland

An interview with Laura Moulton, founder of Street Books, a mobile library which serves Portland’s houseless community. SSP annual meeting attendees are invited to bring paperback books to donate to Street Books.

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Life without a Journal Deal

What is it like to work at a library where the largest journal subscription deal was terminated? How do the researchers really feel about it? And what solutions are recommended? In this episode, we explore what Swedish librarians and researchers experienced during the time period when they didn’t have a journal deal with Elsevier (from …

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History of publications: Mission or Money?

What is the historical relationship between publishing, money-making and scholarly mission? And what can we learn from our own history? We explore the past with our guest Aileen Fyfe. She is a historian of science, technology and publishing, and Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. Finances We had the chance to …

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Open Code and Peer Review

In this episode, we are talking about “open code” or “open source” and the benefits of making your code available in a peer review process and having it checked. Our guest is Dr. Stephen Eglen from the department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Together with Dr. Daniel Nüst, from …

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Publishing Open Access Monographs

What is it like to be a small publisher of Open Access Monographs? In this episode, we talk to Lucy Barnes, who is the editor and project coordinator at Open Book Publishers. She gives us some insight into what’s important for Open Book Publishers, the leading open access book publisher in the HSS in the UK …

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