Thursday, April 28, 2016

This briefing paper describes where the main costs lie in providing Open Access and in the traditional subscription-based system.  It provides indicative costs for Green and Gold Open Access and summarises studies to date on the comparative costs of different systems of scholarly communication.

http://www.pasteur4oa.eu/sites/pasteur4oa/files/resource/Costs%20of%20OA%20final.pdf

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

We began with a training session in January, 2015, proceeding to information gathering, and engaging in a second full-group session in May to initiate analysis and interpretation of the data. The team then conducted a series of analytic and interpretive sessions and wrote a preliminary report. Ithaka S+R provided feedback on the report and the team reworked it with additional feedback from Ithaka S+R. We are pleased to make the resulting document, “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher: Envisioning the Future of the Research Library.”

http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-serious-researcher/?cid=eml_srreport_030816

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The organizing committee for the 37th annual International Association of University Libraries  conference is pleased to announce the extension of early bird registration rates until Friday, May 6.

The early bird rates for the conference are as follows:

·         $800 for IATUL members (full conference)

·         $400 for IATUL members (single day)

·         $830 for non-IATUL members (full conference)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A report to the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

This report identifies ways through which subscription-based scholarly journals have converted their publishing models to open access (OA). The major goal was to identify specific scenarios that have been used or proposed for transitioning subscription journals to OA so that these scenarios can provide options for others seeking to “flip” their journals to OA.

https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/programs/journal-flipping/public-consultation/

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Both the 21st-century economy and the careers needed to fuel it are changing at an unprecedented rate. Students must be prepared for nonlinear careers, pivoting to match the ever-changing work landscape. We thus need to rethink not just how we teach our students but what we teach our students.

http://er.educause.edu/articles/2016/3/from-written-to-digital-the-new-literacy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In these four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the "digital native" is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink.

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/inform-feature/the-death-of-the-digital-native-23-feb-2016

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