Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 2: Critical Voices In Opposition

by Nancy K. Herther (This is Part 2 of a three part series. Click here for Part 1. Part 3 will be publish on Monday.)   Over 1600 independent scholars have signed a letter in which they are openly critical of Plan S as it stands today. The plan, the letter...

Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 1: A New Vision For Open Access Publishing: An ATG Original

by  Nancy K. Herther On September 4th, 2018, the Brussels-based Science Europe, supported by the European Research Council (ERC), formally released their vision for the future of Open Access (OA) research with an aggressive proposition they call Plan S. What does the...

ATG Online Special Issue: Postcards from a Collective Ecosystem

TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Adrian Stanley, President, The Society for Scholarly Publishing, and Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science Article 1: Are we providing Value? Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research Wellcome Trust Adrian Aldcroft, Editor-in-chief BMJ...

Reimagining Browsing: Associative Discovery, Expanding Peer Definitions, and Embracing Serendipity: An ATG Hot Topics

By Courtney McAllister When I worked in a public library, browsing was serious business. Creative displays were a high priority and seeing someone take a book from your display warranted behind-the-scenes librarian high fives. Programs like “Blind Date with a Book”...

Where are the Boundaries of the LIS Field? – An ATG Hot Topic

By Courtney McAllister   Eric Frierson’s insightful comments on the growing importance of data science skills for both librarians and vendors made me think a bit harder about limning the boundaries of LIS and imagining where new pathways and bridges might lead...

Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 2: Critical Voices In Opposition

by Nancy K. Herther (This is Part 2 of a three part series. Click here for Part 1. Part 3 will be...

Plan S Divides The Global Scientific Community: Part 1: A New Vision For Open Access Publishing: An ATG Original

by  Nancy K. Herther On September 4th, 2018, the Brussels-based Science Europe, supported by the...

ATG Online Special Issue: Postcards from a Collective Ecosystem

TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Adrian Stanley, President, The Society for Scholarly Publishing, and...

Reimagining Browsing: Associative Discovery, Expanding Peer Definitions, and Embracing Serendipity: An ATG Hot Topics

By Courtney McAllister When I worked in a public library, browsing was serious business. Creative...

Where are the Boundaries of the LIS Field? – An ATG Hot Topic

By Courtney McAllister   Eric Frierson’s insightful comments on the growing importance of...

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ATG News You Need to Start the Week 2/11/19

  Bridging the Gap: NASIG & UKSG Working Towards Open Access Conference Proceedings In this press release, the NASIG Blog announces that as part of their vision to  "to improve the distribution of information resources in all formats." NASIG is "taking a step...

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ATG Job Bank 2/11/19 – Librarians

  Scholarly Communications Librarian - University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL    The Scholarly Communications Librarian will coordinate the NPMLs' efforts related to copyright, open educational resources, and scholarly works in the library's...

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ATG Quirkies: Bing, Bang, Boom…Ta-Da!

"Words as feelings" in a post on the Aeon website that highlights "a special class of vivid, textural words that defy accepted linguistic theory.' Supposedly, except for "those rare exceptions such as onomatopoeias, where a word mimics a noise – eg, ‘cuckoo’, ‘achoo’...

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ATG News & Announcements 2/8/19

  ARL Comments on Plan S Open Access Implementation Guidelines ARL News reports that in response to a group of European funders, cOAlition S, and their request for public feedback on the implementation  guidelines for  Plan S  — a plan to make full and immediate...

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