Category Archives: Discovery

The Movie You’ve Been Waiting For…

Coming September 2018 to NYC – October 9 to Rotterdam (Erasmus University, Netherlands) – is Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Featuring interviews by academics and publishers alike. Trailer List of interviews filmed to date (nice to see Kamran Naim, my … Continue reading

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Springer Nature IPO Withdrawn

Why Was Springer Nature’s IPO Withdrawn?

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Towards an Access and Discovery “Supercontinent”?

Roger Schonfeld paints the current picture of access and discovery in a must-read article for everyone interested the so-called researcher experience: Will a supercontinent emerge for discovery and access? Time will tell. Meanwhile, users have long become impatient of the … Continue reading

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Clarivate Acquires Discovery Startup Kopernio

Kopernio, a startup aiming to make acquiring PDFs more seamless, has been acquired by Clarivate (owner of Web of Science, Publons, and more): Kopernio underscores one truism remarkably clearly: You cannot serve as a starting point for discovery, as Web … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Grötschel Speaks Out on Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Martin Grötschel, President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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Post-IFLA Ruminations

Contrary to my initial plans, I decided not to post during the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) conference. Yes, there was the infamous, always spectacular cultural evening, but it wasn’t the beer or silent disco that caused … Continue reading

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Discovery in Real-Life: Observation from the Field

A real search observed yesterday: Informed library user working in Central European Time (CET) does a Google Scholar search with library links enabled. User follows the SFX links to get the official full-text. Two databases have the full-text; user clicks … Continue reading

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