Tag Archives: Scholarly Kitchen

Taking a big bite out of the big deal

(19 May 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: Unsub is the game-changing data analysis service that is helping librarians forecast, explore, and optimize their alternatives to the Big Deal. Unsub (known as Unpaywall Journals until just this week) supports librarians in making independent assessments of the value of their journal subscriptions relative to price paid rather than relying upon publisher-provided data alone. […]


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To bundle or not to bundle? That is the question

(13 Apr 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: In recent years, many universities have concluded that the price they pay for their Big Deal journal license agreements and the resulting value they perceive have become misaligned. As a consequence, academia has stiffened its negotiating posture with leading journal publishers. The outcome of these negotiations can be grouped […]


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Measuring the success of transformative agreements

(12 Mar 2020)  Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, seeks to measure the “success” of experience existing transformative agreements. Scholarly Kitchen has the full story here.  


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ACM’s new open access agreements: a Q&A with Scott Delman

(10 Feb 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen: As many Scholarly Kitchen readers will know, in late January it was announced that the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) had signed new open access (OA) publishing agreements with four major US universities. There has been lots of public conversation about these agreements, but I decided to go to the source for some […]


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The Emergence of Chinese STM publishers: threat or opportunity? An Interview with Matthias Wahls

(19 Nov 2019)  From Scholarly Kitchen: On November 13, 2019, Edition Diffusion Press Sciences of France (EDP)  became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSPM Europe, a subsidiary of Chinese Science Publishing and Media (CSPM). This deal is regarded as a milestone in Chinese STM publishing, marking an important step in its internationalization progress. Dr Matthias Wahls […]


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The Second wave of preprint servers: how can publishers keep afloat?

(16 Oct 2019)  Preprint servers have been growing explosively over the last ten years: over 60 platforms are currently available worldwide, and the sharing of research outputs prior to formal peer-review and publication is increasing in popularity. A guest post recently published on Scholarly Kitchen considers how publishers are responding to recent growth in the uptake […]


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2019 Scholarly Kitchen webinar: the future of independent and society publishing

(10 Apr 2019)  From Scholary Kitchen: On Wednesday, April 17 (11 AM EDT), we’ll be presenting a panel discussion on a topic that’s increasingly dominating the conversation in the scholarly communications community: The Future of Independent and Society Publishing. For details, see the original post here.  


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The Library is the Brand

(20 Mar 2019) From Scholarly Kitchen by Robert Cartolano, the Columbia University Libraries Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation: “Today’s academic library manages a complex set of online information resources, delivered by a combination of locally managed and externally provided services. It is vital to academic libraries that the digital library services we provide — […]


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Mixed realities, virtual reality, and augmented reality in scholarly publishing: an interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

(17 January 2019) For many of us, augmented reality is primarily associated with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Springer Nature has been experimenting with this, and anyone who visited their booth at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) had […]


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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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