Alexandra Elbakyan is a highbrow pirate in hiding. The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is operating a searchable online database of nearly 50 million stolen scholarly journal articles, shattering the $10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers. READ MORE: This student put 50 million stolen research articles online. And they’re free. | The Washington Post
[Gowers] has debuted a new online mathematics journal called Discrete Analysis. The nonprofit venture is owned and published by a team of scholars. With no publisher middlemen, access will be completely free for all. Can academic publishing actually cost nothing? READ MORE: This renowned mathematician is bent on proving academic journals can cost nothing | Vox
Head Berkeley librarian Jeff Scott announced his resignation following a controversy over the process of winnowing old library books from the collection in a dispute that disgruntled staff members had dubbed “Librarygate.” READ MORE: Berkeley head librarian quits over book-culling controversy | SFGate
What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. via NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition | NMC.org.
Long form, thought-provoking read about change in library services, open governance and the influence of activism.
What went wrong at one of the world’s eminent research institutions READ: The New York Public Library Wars | The Chronicle Review | The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Deep in the archives of the University of New Brunswick’s library in Saint John, a famous movie script sat forgotten and collecting dust. It tells the tales of a galaxy far, far away — and no one knows how it got there.
Some stunning photos of libraries you likely have not seen before from Dr. James Campbell’s new book. See more: Shhh! World’s most stunning libraries captured in new book that will leave you lost for words | Daily Mail Online.
British academic Dr James Campbell visited more than 80 libraries in 20 countries for his new book The Library, the first complete history of library buildings ever to be written.
This report by Janice M. Jaguszewski, University of Minnesota Libraries, and Karen Williams, University of Arizona Libraries presents findings from interviews and other research into current trends in liaison librarianship, surfacing several challenges to the established, overarching liaison structure. This is the third report in the New Roles for New Times series.
Are you wondering how to break into the publishing world as a librarian? If so, here are over 20 resources to get you started on your journey to publication bliss!