New from me today: The value of the big deal has declined. Will libraries drive down its price -- or help publishers prop up its value? https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/09/03/libraries-prop-up-big-deal/
Last week, the Digital Public Library of America laid off six members of its small team and announced what appears to be a strategic pivot. oday, I examine lessons for innovation in scholarly communications, including whether & how to establish new start-ups to drive collaboration. Organizations matter. https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/11/13/learning-lessons-from-dpla/
More context and detailed recommendations are available in our report. http://sr.ithaka.org/publications/interrogating-institutional-practices-in-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/
Today, Ithaka S+R and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are publishing a report on institutional success factors for equity, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement in cultural organizations, based on case studies of eight art museums. http://sr.ithaka.org/publications/interrogating-institutional-practices-in-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/
New from me to start September: Is "read and publish" -- new models for scholarly journal publishing -- good for the academy? https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/09/04/read-publish-good-academy/
Elsevier seeks a "Global Corporate Communications Director in…either Amsterdam or London [to] direct efforts globally to protect & advance the company’s reputation, brand & valuation in line with Elsevier’s management direction & business strategy." https://4re.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/global-corporate-communications-director-16784
New today: Announcing the 2018 Demographic Survey of Art Museum Employees, to measure change in employee diversity from an earlier baseline, an Ithaka S+R project in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the Alliance of Museums. http://www.sr.ithaka.org/blog/announcing-the-2018-demographic-survey-of-art-museum-employees/
Director, Library & Scholarly Comms @ Ithaka S+R; focus on needs of academics & students, organizational strategy & leadership. Scholarly Kitchen contributor.
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