Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

July 7th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Information Paywalls and Information Rights: The Link Between News Story and Research Article

Lauren Maggio, Laura Moorhead, Juan Alperin, and I recently blogged a small study on the relationship between health journalism and biomedical research in the digital age of growing open access to research. We scraped those news stories in 2016 that had “cancer” in their headlines and included a link to a research article. The good […]

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A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

February 20th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on A Public Knowledge Project Commitment in Light of the Trump Presidency

The Public Knowledge Project develops open source software for scholarly publishing and conducts research on scholarly communication. With its administrative home at Simon Fraser University in Canada, it has employees, contributors, and users throughout the world, including the United States and the seven countries that President Trump has attempted to ban from travelling to the […]

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Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

June 29th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Cutting Through the Mysteries of Journal and Article Pricing

I’m delighted to be able to offer a guest blog from Rebecca Kennison. Rebecca is the principal of K|N Consultants and has worked extensively in scholarly publishing. What follows is a remarkably acute analysis of Elsevier’s journal pricing practices that she recently contributed to the Open Scholarship Initiative listserv. (This version has been slightly edited […]

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Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era

January 14th, 2016 by  | Comments Off on Digging Collaboration and Cooperation: Code for a New Era

Originally posted on the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation blog. Where once, a half-century ago, peace, love and non-medicinal weed filled the air of the Bay Area, the groove today is all about collaboration, cooperation, and open sourcing. From Google to Tesla, IBM to Microsoft, Stanford to Berkeley, the bit-rate of open source vibes is increasing, amid […]

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