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Canadian Scholarly Communications Community of Practice

About a year and a half ago, three Canadian librarians working on scholarly communications issues decided to start an online community to share information, advice and support around this kind of work. The Canadian Schol Comms Community of Practice has since grown into an active and lively group, with members from across the country representing […]
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Non-Profit Alternative to Researchgate

Inside Higher Ed reported on a new initiative known as Scholarly Hub.  It is being developed as a non-profit alternative to scholarly sites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu due to concerns that commercial sites are subject to buyouts by publishers. The site is now undergoing fundraising but the ultimate goal is to be sustainable by charging an […]
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Is Open Access Discoverable?

Kent Anderson’s post Detours and Diversions – Do Open Access Publishers Face New Barriers? is worth a read.    It discusses how clickbait, paid advertising, algorithms and misinformation is making it hard for credible Open Access content to become noticed.  Gone are the good old days when simply making content freely available meant it was more […]
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Springer Nature Agrees to Censorship of Publications in China

Several news outlets including the Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post have reported that Springer Nature has acceded to China’s demands to censor controversial material in its publications. Content referring to Tiananmen Square, Taiwan and the Cultural Revolution cannot be found when doing a search of their publications in China. Springer Nature has […]
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