Category Archives: scholarly communication

LibrePlanet : When Open Is Not Enough: Educators & Academia Grapple with the Need for Libre

Nicole Allen (@txtbks) and I will be speaking at a panel at LibrePlanet in Cambridge, MA, this weekend: New research techniques like data mining have highlighted the shortcomings in “free” (as in beer) licensing of academic research, and the benefits of “libre” licensing that permits true scholarly engagement with data and


Elsevier is, for better or worse, the academic publisher that everyone loves to hate.  They have become the poster-child for everything that is wrong with for-profit paywalled access to scholarship and knowledge. Here’s an amusing take-off on “Elsebeer”: Perhaps the funniest part of it is that several people I’ve shown it

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