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.
The pace of change in our sector has accelerated – and that change has also become more wide-reaching. We are moving beyond the 'fallout' from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviours, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. Boundaries are blurring, with funders and universities taking greater ownership of how research is communicated, and publishers and libraries exploring new areas in which they can provide services and support. Where does all of this change leave researchers - are they already realizing new benefits, or are they suffering from having one foot in the old world and one in the new? What will happen next, and how should scholarly publishers and librarians prepare? More details: https://www.uksg.org/event/one-day-conference-2019
Posted on 15 Jul 2019
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.
Posted on 06 Mar 2019