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Scholarly Communication Blogs

Neil Beagrie
A U.K.-and European-based look at digital publishing, along with comments on recent reports, conferences, articles and trends.

DigitalKoans: What Is the Sound of One E-Print Downloading?
Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Posts and comments on a variety of digital publishing issues and news items, touching on several dozen categories, from author rights to webliographies.

The Occasional Pamphlet: on scholarly communication
Stuart Shieber
Provides the occasional writings of Schieber, Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication at Harvard University.

RepositoryMan Blog
Leslie Carr
A record of the day-to-day activities of a repository manager, this blog is a valuable resource for others in the field, delving deep into new applications and comparisons among products and services. Includes slideshows, presentations and tutorials.

Science Commons Weblog
Science Commons
A comprehensive site featuring online media components such as videos and features on Open Innovation, as well as talks given by Science Commons vice president John Wilbanks and downloadable presentations from recent conferences.

Scholarly Kitchen: What's Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing
Society for Scholarly Publishing
Provides a conservative, publisher viewpoint.

netbib weblog: Der kurioese Bibliotheksbote worinnen zu finden sind allerley newe Zeitungen (German)

Libre acces a l’information scientifique et technique (French)


Open Access

Blogs about Open Access
A long list of blogs that focus primarily on open access, created as a wiki sponsored by the Open Access Directory (OAD).

Open Access Anthropology: Promoting Open Access in Anthropology
Of particular interest to members of the American Anthropological Association and others in the field.

Open Access Archivangelism
Steven Harnad
One of the most comprehensive open access blogs, with extensive links and commentary on relevant news articles and trends.

Open Access Now
Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
A team-managed source for news, policies, resources, and current writings about open access and scholarly communication.

Open and Shut?
Richard Poynder
Steven Harnad has referred to Poynder as the "chronicler, conscience, and gadfly laureate" of the Open Access Movement.

Open Students: Student News from the OA Movement
The Right to Research Coalition SPARC
The primary source for student activism on open access issues, activities, and advocacy.

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
Heather Morrison
Serious and sustained analysis of the open access movement, with a focus on Canadian trends.


Library-Based Blogs

Scholarly Communications @ Duke: Duke’s Source for Advice about Copyright and Publications Issues
Kevin Smith, Duke University Libraries
A thoughtful and practical examination of copyright and publication issues, with analysis of author’s rights, copyright in the classroom, copyright information notes, copyright issues and legislation, digital rights management, fair use, open access and institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, and new technologies.

OA Librarian: Open Access Resources by and for Librarians
This resource, maintained by librarians, includes several different contributors who bring a wide range of perspectives to open access news and trends.

Issues in Scholarly Communication: News for the University of Illinois Community
University of Illinois Libraries
Posts news, headlines and press releases of interest to scholars and researchers. Of particular relevance for University of Illinois faculty and students, this blog typically includes information about how each news item will affect the university and its library.

Transitions: Scholarly Communication News for the UI Community
University of Iowa Libraries
Brings together a variety of topics that affect the current system of scholarly communication, with emphasis on new developments, open access and alternative publishing models across all disciplines.

Scholarly Communications Update: The Blog for the WUSM Scholarly Communications Initiative
Washington University School of Medicine, Bernard Becker Medical Library
An issue-based blog which posts recent articles of interest to the medical library community.

Transforming Scholarly Communication: A Blog
University of Minnesota Libraries
Posts scholarly communication news of local and national interest, along with analysis and insights on academic publishing. Includes relevant pieces on how the University of Minnesota Press is working to digitize scholarship.