About Liber Annual Conference 2016, Brexit and Open Research

We want to share the latest news and debates about open access, scholarly publishing and similar topics. These articles caught our attention this week. Have we missed anything? Please share your comments below. Liber Liber Annual Conference 2016: Europe’s Libraries Unite For Open Science Follow and Participate in Liber 2016 online Live Streaming from Liber … More About Liber Annual Conference 2016, Brexit and Open Research

“Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 2)

Guest post written by Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser at University Library of Tromsø and chairman of the board of SPARC Europe In my earlier blog I wrote that getting rid of (commercial) publishers as such is a bad idea. In this blogpost I will continue to discuss what role(s) publishers should have, what business … More “Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 2)

“Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 1)

Guest blog post by Jan Erik Frantsvåg, Open Access Adviser at University Library of Tromsø and chairman of the board of SPARC Europe In discussions, I often hear the cry «let us get rid of the publishers – let us do this ourselves». I understand why this is said – e.g. the extreme profit levels … More “Let us get rid of the publishers – Let us do this ourselves” (part 1)