STM (Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishing has been an extraordinarily profitable area for the big academic publishers in the last 30 years. But this last Autumn it was dealt a potentially fatal blow. Robert-Jan Smits from the European Commission and Marc Schiltz representing Europe’s largest research founders announced Plan S, a radical initiative designed to ensure that by 2020 all research papers arising from funding provided by 11 European funders are made
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In today’s post, we speak to Philippa Rose, librarian at The King’s School, Canterbury.
Before we start, we usually have some trivia, but I’ve decided to swap this out for a new idea which I think it more library appropriate!
What am I reading?
This week I’m reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. One of my favourite authors, Murakami leads you through a dreamlike story of coincidence and hidden meaning as Toru Okada searches for his lost cat. … Keep Reading
Welcome to the second week of Archive Flashbacks! This week we bring you a film review from renowned magazine Sight & Sound, a selection of poems from the very first issue of PN Review and a contentious article from BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Sight & Sound — March 2019
Check out Barry Jenkins’s new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”, the first English-language feature adaptation of a James Baldwin novel, telling the tale of a young black … Keep Reading
In Volume Six of IwtL (not so catchy), we have the pleasure of speaking with Alex Wheeler of Manchester Metropolitan University.
Last week’s question — What is the smallest book in the world?
Well, my clue last week somewhat misleading… I thought it was Old King Cole, but it turns out there is always a smaller book! Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is the smallest book in the world. Created by Nano Imaging Laboratory of Simon Fraser University, its … Keep Reading