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Unpaywall Journals - possibly the most interesting thing to happen this year in library subscription land.

Heather and Jason from https://ourresearch.org/ have just released a preview of their new tool - unpaywall journals. You can have a look at the preview of this tool now - Unpaywall Journals. They previewed this two weeks ago at FORCE2019 and have clearly gone through a ton of work to get the tool the state it is in todday, so big congraatulations to them on the product release. For those of you not in the know they have a long track record of building useful open infrastructure in the scholarly communications spaace. ... (more)

Responsible metrics - the state of the art - Elizabeth Gadd at Force2019

At Force2019 the other day the one session that I really wanted to see, but missed, was the one by Dr. Elizabeth Gadd on responsible metrics. She has posted her slides here Responsible metrics: what’s the state of the art?. This is a great deck, and I highly encourage reading through it. My takeaways from reading through them are the following: misapplication of metrics is dangerous, leads to stress, has led to some tragic incidents. ... (more)

Responsible metrics, the state of the art, Elizabeth Gadd at Force2019

At Force2019 the other day the one session that I really wanted to see, but missed, was the one by Dr. Elizabeth Gadd on responsible metrics. She has posted her slides here Responsible metrics: what’s the state of the art?. This is a great deck, and I highly encourage reading through it. My takeaways from reading through them are the following: misapplication of metrics is dangerous, leads to stress, has led to some tragic incidents. ... (more)