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Long live the MOOC

As digital technologies re-shape traditional teaching methods in higher education, the MOOC is finding its feet, reports Rebecca Pool

Rising metrics need to go deeper

Interest in new metrics to demonstrate the impact of research has grown rapidly over recent years, and shows no sign of slowing down,writes David Stuart

Scholarly searching

In the world of academic publishing, what does discovery really mean?
Seven key industry figures offer their opinions

Information should become 'central to global development'

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) deputy general secretary Stuart Hamilton will be speaking at this year's CILIP Conference. Here he talks about how information will shape global development goals and how information professionals the world over can shape their communities

Olympia calling for London Book Fair

The London Book Fair will take place at London's Olympia from 14 to 16 April, with a packed programme of events in the academic STM and professional publishing theatre

Is there a library-sized hole in the internet?

David Weinberger is senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and has been instrumental in the development of ideas about the impact of the web. Shortly before his recent keynote presentation at OCLC's EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Florence, he spoke with Sarah Bartlett

Bridging the research knowledge divide

Sue Corbett is executive director of INASP, an international development charity that supports developing world researchers through information access and availability, training in research writing; support of indigenous publishing activities and training policy makers in the use of research in policy

EuropeanaTech 2015: Review

In February, professionals from the cultural heritage and tech communities gathered in Paris at the National Library of France for this year's EuropeanaTech conference. Imogen Greenhalgh and Gregory Markus report

Open Data Spotlight for researchers

Digital Science recently hosted the first in a series of Open Data Spotlight events. Here, we find out what open data means for researchers. By Nicko Goncharoff, director of publisher relations and head of knowledge discovery

Enhanced connections

The last few months has seen a range of events in the world of scholarly publishing. Here, we catch up with some of the key discussions

Digital desires

With libraries worldwide adopting more and more e-books, publishers are getting to grips with giving readers what they want. Rebecca Pool reports

Platform for a revolution

Technology plays a key role in how we search and use information. Sharon Davies finds out about some of the recent developments, challenges and emerging trends surrounding publishing platforms

Preparing for impact

Global use of institutional repositories is on the rise - but the trend is not without its challenges, writes Nadya Anscombe

What`s in a name?

Delegates at IPI Confex will hear about the latest efforts to standardise at least one part of the patent application process. Tim Gillett reports

Balancing money and mission

After a career at Oxford University Press, Mandy Hill has "switched sides", and is now managing director for academic publishing at Cambridge University Press. We caught up with her at Frankfurt Book Fair

Working together at the tipping point

We are moving towards an educational era of choice over tradition, convenience over perfection, self-service over predefined options, writes Fiona Leslie, EMEA marketing manager at OCLC

Still a long way to go for OA?

Lorraine Estelle, executive director for digital resources and divisional CEO of Jisc Collections, considers the costs associated with the spread of open access

Peer review under pressure?

Recent years have seen significant challenges for the world of peer review, with increasing pressures on editors tasked with finding trusted and reliable reviewers - and growing concerns about the incidence of peer review fraud and retractions resulting from this. Here, five companies developing editorial and peer review systems tell us how they are facing the future

Video enhances publications

Nicola Davies looks at the benefits and challenges of including video in scholarly resources and explores the future of this approach

Starting a dialogue with publishers

At the recent Internet Librarian International conference in London, Karin Bystrom of Uppsala University in Sweden emphasised the need for discussion in closing the gap between librarians and publishers

A place for citation data

The topic of metrics for scholarly impact can seem highly polarised but there might be fewer tensions between traditional and alternative than there first appear, writes Sian Harris

Acquisition opens up altmetrics options

It is nearly a year since EBSCO bought Plum Analytics. Sian Harris asks what has happened since the acquisition and what it means for the role of altmetrics in analysing research

Boosting transparency

In September Louis Culot became chief executive officer of BioData, a Digital Science company. We ask him about convergence between experimental processes and research information

Journal hijackers target science and open access

Hijacking of journal websites is a worrying side product of scholarly communication moving online and a topic that Iran-based journalist and researcher Mehrdad Jalalian is particularly concerned about. We asked him about the problem and how researchers and others can address the issue

Debunking the MOOC myth

With hype waning for MOOCs and the backlash in full swing, what does the post-MOOC environment look like for higher education? Simon Linacre explores an increasingly complicated future of teaching, learning and research

Bright future with library clouds

Sian Harris explores how the growth and improved accessibility of the cloud is presenting a wealth of exciting opportunities for research libraries

Eyeing up the future

The Frankfurt Book Fair is a time when publishers and publisher services companies tend to showcase their latest developments and news and these are often in the area of publishing platforms. From shifts towards mobile devices and decisions about changing technology to trends in e-books and the launch of new database platforms, companies tell us about some of their latest trends

OA interviews: Nicola Gulley, IOP Publishing

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Georgina Gurnhill, PeerJ

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Alicia Wise, Elsevier

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Mark Patterson, eLife

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

The power of semantics

In recent years scholarly publishers have increasingly looked to add value to the content they put online. Sian Harris asks providers of semantic enrichment tools and services how publishers can enhance their content

Predatory practices pose problems for new publishing models

New developments in technology and business are frequently followed by attempts to abuse the system. Librarian Jeffrey Beall from University of Colorado Denver, USA, uses his blog to track and report on journals and publishers that abuse open access

OA interviews: Juliane Ritt, Springer

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Kamila Markram, Frontiers

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

OA interviews: Dave Ross, SAGE

With the raft of policies and mandates that impact researchers and their institutions Sian Harris asks a range of publishers and publishing services companies about their approaches to open access

Making the most of metadata

Ed Pentz has been executive director of CrossRef since it began in 2000. We ask him about what the organisation has done so far and its future plans

Opportunities for innovation

Matthew Cockerill co-founded BioMed Central and was its managing director until the end of 2013. He is currently working on an unannounced internet startup

Experimenting with e-books

E-books have been around for a while now but publishers are still experimenting with different formats, interactive content, open access and business models, writes Nadya Anscombe

Algorithms help assign reviewers more quickly

Automating allocation of reviewers can speed up the review process - but the information about the reviewers' interests need to be good. Sian Harris speaks to the co-founder and CEO of open-access publisher Frontiers

Patent power

We ask Ann Chapman, co-founder of Minesoft, about patent information and 10 years of the PatBase patent database

Preserving global scholarship

As preservation professionals meet the rising demands of traditional publishers, can they also attend to the needs of riskier ventures, asks Rebecca Pool

Carving new roles in the library

Many discussions at the Online Information 2013 conference focused on the changes and opportunities for information professionals, writes Sian Harris

The path to integration

Last May, ProQuest bought e-book aggregator EBL. Sian Harris finds out about the company's plans to bring this and other businesses more closely together

Publishing platforms evolve

Technology plays a major role in how we find and use information today. Sian Harris finds out about some of the trends and challenges with publishing platforms

A long-term perspective

Bob Campbell is soon to retire from his role of senior publisher at Wiley after nearly half a century in the publishing industry. He shares some of his thoughts

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