Another fascinating week!
Politics (the one that there’s nothing funny about)
Advocating as a librarian isn’t easy or simple. Here’s a little advice.
Two studies suggest there’s trouble ahead for academic publishing (this link summarizes a lot of the issues also mentioned here, so a good place to start if you’re short on time!).
And still the system staggers on, broken and hypocritical.
Still, at least the Resistance is still going strong, with Sci-Hub having nearly all academic reserach within its grasp (and no signs of slowing).
Here’s some hopeful writing on OA tools, but don’t expect too much. See the emerging technologies section below for more on OA tools, there are some really good ones coming of age!
Cooking and copyright reform. A culinary gathering at “USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich to celebrate the success of the Cooking for Copyright campaign, which led to national copyright reforms.”
What role does research provide in EdTech decision-making? (Hint: it’s not as rational as we would hope).
The Internet Archive is partnering with public libraries to decentralize the net and promote Web archiving!
As promised, here’s a slideshow that came into my Google Scholar alerts that has a lot of new OA tools I’ve never heard of, but are very exciting!
What’s the deal with Problem-Based Learning, and should we be so quick to employ it?