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Until the bitter end?

Subscription agents: Rebecca Pool asks who will survive the seismic shifts in scholarly publishing circles

Life through a lens

At Frankfurt Book Fair, Research Information heard claims that the use of video in scholarly publishing is ‘hockey-sticking’. Tim Gillett zooms in on the action

Dare to share?

From clarity to confusion, Rebecca Pool looks at the highs and lows of data sharing in scholarly publishing

C is for collaboration

Steve Arlington is president of the Pistoia Alliance – a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups

'A software geek at heart'

There are a growing number of new tools and services available to support academics throughout the research cycle. Here, Emily Marchant from Cambridge University Press speaks to Matias Piipari, the founder of an online writing tool called Manuscripts, which is designed specifically for the authoring of academic texts

Gaining altitude

After learning to fly a plane, and then teaching German business executives to speak English, London Info International’s Philip Ditchfield also worked in pharma and publishing sales

Revealing the silver lining

For academic libraries, the future is cloud-based. Here, Scott Livingston, OCLC’s executive director for market strategy, shares his outlook – while we look at a new community project to develop a cloud-based library services platform

Alternative assessment

As the scholarly publishing world adopts altmetrics, the ways in which the data is used are developing fast, reports Rebecca Pool

Dealing with diversity

Publishing platforms are the true drivers of digital content within the scholarly industry. Tim Gillett gets up close

London calling

The scholarly publishing community will descend on the ExCeL Centre for a two-day event in December, writes Clive Snell

Open access: at what cost?

As scholarly publishing edges closer to open access, industry players are devising radical ways to cut costs. Rebecca Pool reports

A brave new world

Is discoverability ready to take on the challenges of interdisciplinary research, data diversity and more? Rebecca Pool finds out

World-class ambitions

After 20 years in financial services and the IT sector Paul Feldman is now chief executive of Jisc, the UK higher, further education and skills sectors' not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions

Taming Twitter

As the number of social media users sky-rockets, can researchers catch the data fallout? Rebecca Pool finds out

Share and share alike?

At the 11th International APE Conference, a prestigious industry panel discussed whether the academic sharing economy adds value to the scholarly ecosystem. Tim Gillett reports

What's next for peer review?

Six industry figures give their take on recent developments in the world of peer review, and some predictions for the years ahead

Getting the measure

Interest in bibliometric data in the library community is probably growing more rapidly now than at any other time in its history, writes David Stuart

Smoothing the workflow

Content databases are continually evolving to support research libraries and researchers, writes Sharon Davies

A different design

The relentless rise of mobile device use in scholarly publishing is triggering platform developers to review website design, says Rebecca Pool

A belief in collaboration

WIth a background in mathematics and an early career developing software applications, Ella Balagula now leads the Engineering and Technology Solutions business within Elsevier's R&D Solutions group

Rocky road to open access

As open access policies come into force, UK higher education institutions are racing to meet the mandates. Rebecca Pool reports

New platforms; new challenges

Innovation is essential for any academic or professional publisher wishing to survive in today's fast changing information ecosystem, writes David Stuart

'A taste for openness and change'

Daniel Hook founded Symplectic in 2003, alongside three fellow PhD students. Several years later the company was noticed by Nature Publishing Group, which was in the early stages of planning Digital Science. That lead to an investment in Symplectic and the start of Hook's relationship with Digital Science, where he is now managing director

Online growth leading the way

Brawijaya University Library, Indonesia, is undergoing rapid change to keep up with technology, writes Nicola Bacon of ProQuest

Online resource enhances Botswana research

Naniki Maphakwane, library manager at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning, describes how ProQuest has been working with the Botswana Libraries Consortium to provide valuable research tools

Transition time for HSS

Sharon Davies discovers some of the recent developments, challenges and emerging trends around Humanities and Social Sciences research

Repository revolution

As institutional repositories evolve, library publishers and university presses worldwide are using the systems to publish research papers and more. What will be the impact on traditional publishing models? Rebecca Pool investigates

From documents to data

The rapid growth of digital information has led to rising interest in new approaches to information retrieval and discovery, writes David Stuart

Global challenges, local knowledge

From the environment to gender studies, there is plenty of research taking place across Africa into issues that impact local people. Sian Harris looks at some of the challenges and opportunities for the continent's researchers

Female researchers

Researchers face many challenges but in some places these challenges can be more pronounced for female researchers because of additional cultural and other pressures. Four researchers who joined INASP staff at the recent Gender Summit Africa meeting in South Africa share their stories

African pride

South African journal publisher NISC is proud of its strapline "Publishing Africa's Research", says managing director Mike Schramm