1. On the Loss of an Advocate, Dr. James Sterbenz

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    March 4, 2019 by joshbolick

    We are saddened to learn of the passing last Monday of our friend and colleague, Professor James Sterbenz, who has …
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  2. What’s the IR doing in our Taylor & Francis Content License?


    January 3, 2019 by joshbolick

    UPDATE 3/1/3019: T&F accepted our striking this entire section from our content agreement. So can you, at least in principle. …
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  3. New Hack of the Scholarly Publication System: Danger to Google Scholar


    December 21, 2018 by mzelenec

    By Town Peterson and Jorge Soberon, University of Kansas Google Scholar (GS) has emerged as one of principal portals into …
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  4. Are Big Deal Cancellations a BFD?

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    December 18, 2018 by joshbolick

    UPDATE 3/1/19: from the University Daily Kansan, “KU Libraries negotiate deal with scholarly journal publishers to mitigate cuts” The University …
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  5. The dark side of open access


    November 30, 2018 by Town Peterson

    Guest post by Daniel Romero-Alvarez http://www.romerostories.com @vakdaro Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute University of Kansas, Lawrence, …
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  6. In Solidarity with UC System Librarians


    September 11, 2018 by joshbolick

    Yesterday my colleagues in the University of Kansas Libraries’ Library Faculty Assembly (3 of the authors of this blog are …
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  7. To the Editors, Diversity and Distributions, and Wiley Publishers:


    September 4, 2018 by Town Peterson

    4 September 2018 To the Editors, Diversity and Distributions, and Wiley Publishers: We write to you as a large group …
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