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    Alice Prochaska
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Current Issue

Volume 37 - 2024

About this journal

Insights: the UKSG journal (2048-7754) aims to support UKSG's mission to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication, specifically to:

Provide a forum for the communication and exchange of ideas between the many stakeholders in the global knowledge community.

Disseminate news, information and publications, and raise awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector.

From 1988 to 2011, Insights was published as Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community. Serials has been fully digitised and is openly accessible at serials.uksg.org.

Announcements

  • Special Collection: Discovery is the researcher’s dream

    We would like to announce the publication of an Insights special collection, ‘Discovery is the researcher’s dream’, which compiles some previously published articles from the journal spanning the last ten years. 

    This special collection is not an exhaustive history of the work that has been going on during those years in improving metadata and resource discovery, but it gives an overview of some of the debates and ends with some important questions about the role of the library as search engine technology finds and delivers ‘everything’ to the desktop. 

    Our guest editors are Rebekah Cummings, Marriott Library, University of Utah and Magaly Bascones, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

  • Special Collection: From Finch to Plan S: and you may ask yourself, well how did I get here?

    We would like to announce the publication of an Insights special collection, ‘From Finch to Plan-S: and you may ask yourself, well how did I get here?’, which compiles some previously published articles from the journal spanning the ongoing discussions since 2012.

    The collection also includes the very recently published article by Rob Johnson, ‘From coalition to commons: Plan S and the future of scholarly communication’.

    It was not our intent to create an exhaustive history of the work that has been going on with regard to open access and open science, but to try to give a compelling and interesting overview of the direction discussions have often gone and are continuing to go. Some of the articles illustrate the timely and robust debates which have happened, while others showcase the inherent anxieties and frustrations that have been the hallmark on the march to making important and essential research openly available. One features a dog named Open Access!

    We also hope that the special collection provides more than a digest of the dialogue which has taken place and rather offers some key historical insights into the efforts so many have worked so hard to make a reality.

    Guest edited by Messrs Graham Stone and Frank Manista, the publication is equally important as we approach the upcoming UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Telford from the 8th to the 10th of April 2019.

    Click here to view the collection!

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