Tag Archives: academia

What Then Must We Do? (Part 1)

I was recently asked to talk to the UNC library staff about open access & copyright issues. Why was I, who am neither a lawyer nor a scholar whose research focuses on publishing and OA, invited to talk about this? … Continue reading

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I can haz tenure

And now, for your viewing pleasure, my tenure letter. This is, I would just like to point out, the culmination of thirteen, fourteen years of my life, since I started my Masters program in 1995… though it wasn’t until 1996 … Continue reading

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Peer review and institutional repositories

“Now you have two problems…”: On mandating Open Access, from Open Access Anthropology So, you might ask yourself: what in the world is the [scholarly society that publishes its own journal] providing authors who seek to publish in their journals? … Continue reading

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Intellectual debates in public forums

In the latest issue of JASIST is an article by Marcia Bates, which is a response to an article by Birger Hjørland, which is a response to an article by Marcia Bates. Bates’ first article was published in 2006; Hjørland’s … Continue reading

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That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Project of Publishers’ Association Is Criticized by Some of Its Members and Open-Access Advocates, from the Chronicle Mr. Dezenhall’s advice to the publishers’ association, says Nature, included a suggestion that it focus on messages such as “Public access equals government … Continue reading

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None, I think, do there embrace

Scholars Embrace New Publication Modes in Theory More Than in Practice, Study Finds, from the Chronicle The report concludes that “the UC faculty largely conform to conventional behavior regarding scholarly communication, such as publishing in traditional venues, but widely express … Continue reading

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Duke faculty are apparently more workaholic than UNC faculty

Study: Duke Is N.C.’s Most Productive Research University, from WRAL Well, the headline pretty much says it all. UNC-CH comes in second, and I should bloody well hope so. The study is from Academic Analytics, using their Faculty Scholarly Productivity … Continue reading

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