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?

This instance architecture is still bugging me.
It seems like users have to pick one as their home, their main base, their primary lens through which they experience Mastodon.
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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.

And recommendations on Evolving Mission: Collections and Visitors:
🖼️ Empower Education
🖼️ When Diversifying Collections, Commit to Curatorial Rigor & Transparency
🖼️ Cultivate Collaboration

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Recommendations on Connecting with Communities:
🖼️ Evaluate Your Audience
🖼️ Create Pathways to Culture & Employment for New Communities
🖼️ Consider Architecture & Design
🖼️ Engage Controversies
🖼️ Reach New Communities through Partnerships

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Recommendations on Museum Leadership & Organizational Structure:
🖼️ Broaden Job Qualifications with a Spirit of Inclusion
🖼️ Develop Strong Mentoring Programs
🖼️ Pay All Interns
🖼️ Diversify the Board
🖼️ Cultivate Alignment across the Organization
🖼️ Reorganize for Values

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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.

New from me to start September: Is "read and publish" -- new models for scholarly journal publishing -- good for the academy?

I was spotted while running this morning at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.

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."

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.

Websites that always use iPhones/Macs in their mockups when ~80% of the world uses Androids/PCs is maybe a good metaphor for how we in the tech industry tend to design products that serve the privileged few (like ourselves) who can afford such luxury items

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