1. What’s the IR doing in our Taylor & Francis Content License?


    January 3, 2019 by joshbolick

    Academic libraries acquire journals (and other kinds of content) on behalf of users by negotiating the purchase of a content …
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  2. 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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  3. Are Big Deal Cancellations a BFD?

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    December 18, 2018 by joshbolick

    The University of Kansas is one of a growing number of research institutions abandoning so-called “big deal” subscription agreements due …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Of Elsevier and Embargoes 2.0


    August 28, 2018 by joshbolick

    Last year I presented a poster at the Kraemer Copyright Conference in Colorado Springs, titled “Exploiting Elsevier’s Creative Commons Licensing …
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