Tag Archives: scholarly communication

Building a globalised research system – the case of Bangladesh

(1 May 2019) The internet has had a double impact on scholarly communication in the global south, making it easier for these countries to access research and also making research published in these countries more accessible. In this post Dr Haseeb Irfanullah discusses how Bangladesh has adapted to this new scholarly communication system and highlights […]


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ARL White Paper on Wikidata highlights use of open knowledge in scholarly communication, special collections

(18 Apr 2019)  In a new Association of Research Libraries (ARL) white paper, a task force of expert Wikidata users recommend a variety of ways for librarians to use the open knowledge base in advancing global discovery of their collections, faculty, and institutions. Librarians are using Wikidata’s structured data about people, topics, concepts, and objects to populate […]


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Launch of the Global Alliance of Open Access Scholarly Communication Platforms to democratize knowledge

(12 Apr 2019)  In Inclusive Knowledge Societies, people have ready access to information and communications resources, in languages and formats that suit them, and possess the skills to interpret and make use of them. Within this framework, promoting access to scientific scholarship (in the broadest sense) has remained a central challenge to most Member States. UNESCO, […]


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Ask the chefs: the future form of scholarly communication

(24 January 2019) It’s always a good time to think about the future, but somehow the beginning of the year seems an especially appropriate time. With the changes afoot in scholarly communication practices, sentiment, and business models, this couldn’t be a better time to consider what the target might look like. What are we all aiming […]


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A librarian perspective on Sci-Hub: the true solution to the scholarly communication crisis is in the hands of the academic community, not librarians

(9 November 2018) Sci-Hub is a pirate website that provides free access to millions of research papers otherwise locked behind paywalls. Widespread dissatisfaction with scholarly communications has led many to overlook or dismiss concerns over the site’s legality, praising its disruptive technology and seeing justification in the free access it affords people all over the […]


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University of Melbourne hiring Manager, Scholarly Communications

(6 August 2018) This position manages the Open Access program and represents Scholarly Services interests regarding all aspects of open access within the University, locally, nationally and internationally. Specifically, the Manager Scholarly Communication plans, develops, delivers and evaluates an Open Access program for greater visibility and access to Research outputs of the university. ALIA has […]


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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]


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Everything you always wanted to know about blockchain (but were afraid to ask)

(3 April 2018) In this interview, Joris van Rossum (Director of Special Projects, Digital Science) and author of Blockchain for Research, and Martijn Roelandse (Head of Publishing Innovation, Springer Nature), discuss blockchain in scholarly communications, including the recently launched Peer Review Blockchain initiative. The Scholarly Kitchen has the interview.


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Releasing 1.8 million open access publications from publisher systems for text and data mining

(22 March 2018) Text and data mining offers an opportunity to improve the way we access and analyse the outputs of academic research. But the technical infrastructure of the current scholarly communication system is not yet ready to support TDM to its full potential, even for open access outputs. To address this problem, Petr Knoth, […]


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UNSW Sydney hiring Scholarly Communication Librarian

(23 March 2018) The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides high-level expertise and strategy to the University and individual researchers on the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, in order to help ensure wider visibility and impact of UNSW’s scholarship and knowledge assets. The role provides expert advice to inform the delivery of the Library’s scholarly communications […]


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OASPA Endorses the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

(12 February 2018) OASPA is pleased to announce our formal endorsement of the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Developed in 2012 at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, DORA is a cross-disciplinary global initiative seeking to improve the ways in which scholarly research outputs are evaluated. OASPA is […]


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Society for Scholarly Publishing (re)launches online discussion group for industry announcement and events

(4 January 2018) The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) invites scholarly communication professionals to join its Industry Announcements and Events online discussion group. The discussion group replaces the SSP-L list-serv and is part of SSP’s new C3 community platform. Announcements of conferences, events, or other resources of broad interest to the community are welcome. Press […]


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Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians published

(21 August 2017) The NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians have been approved and adopted by the NASIG Executive Board. They are now available at the NASIG web site at https://goo.gl/94eisN. This document describes the skills that librarians need to work in the highly collaborative environment related to digital scholarship and scholarly communications in […]


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Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

(14 June 2017) Within the social sciences, translating and sharing new knowledge is now common practice amongst many researchers and institutions across academia. From evidence briefings and summaries of literature to online blogs and presentations, a wide range of research evidence aims to engage policy and practitioner audiences so they can more easily access and […]


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Job Opportunity at Hong Kong Baptist University Library (Re-advertisement)

Scholarly Communications Librarian (PR325-2/16-17) (29 May 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library now seeks an enthusiastic, out-going, and organised individual to join the team of Digital and Multimedia Services Section as Scholarly Communications Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian). The successful candidate will participate in the library’s training and consultation programmes to support faculty […]


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