Who leads, participates in, and is served by global knowledge infrastructure? Check out these takeaways from the recent Library Publishing Forum Conference from the perspective of a member of the planning committee.
by Gabriel Stein, Travis Rich, Zach Verdin, and Catherine Ahearn
Published: May 19, 2021
The dominant commercial models in scholarly publishing aren’t serving the academy or humanity well — extracting enormous profits from a mostly publicly-funded endeavor. But we have a window to stand up and support an alternative.
With all the obstacles standing in the way, do librarians support open access monographs? Mirela shares results of a recent survey that could shed light on how to sustainably fund and support OA book publishing.
Tobias Steiner describes his transition to a new job and country during Brexit and the pandemic, testing tools and platforms for horizontal collaborations, and the lessons he's learned about maintaining platforms for open scholarship.
Redefining their role as liberating rather than stifling, fostering new kinds of work for innovators in the field, launching new initiatives, and “manifesting” the world as it could be, scholarly communications could be more crucial than ever.
This paper argues that the time has come for universities and other knowledge institutions to assume a larger role in mitigating the risks that arise from ongoing consolidation in research infrastructure. DOI: 10.3233/ISU-200084