Is it just me, or are some vendors really ramping up their pre-conference pitches? One particular one has called me every day this week, keeps emailing to ask for an appointment, and now left a voicemail saying every existing customer who brings a non-customer librarian to the booth gets an iPad. This is beyond.
I'm trying to help an English prof find good text(s) for a graduate seminar on non-traditional publishing. She wants a textbook, but I was thinking there might be better stuff as articles, whitepapers, etc. that could be assembled into a course pack/links. Everything I like is written for librarians, so I'm hoping for stuff pitched to authors.
Inspired by this Ross Mounce blog post, http://rossmounce.co.uk/2015..., I'm looking into where ReadCube is offered as an "option." So far I have Wiley, SpringerLink, and Nature. Aside from the display issues and the previous conversations here in LSW about ReadCube, it seems like a bad thing for libraries, right?
fyi - NSF "designated repository" is ONLY the DOE one for now. "NSF does expect to expand over time the range of designated repositories and other third-party services into a federated public access repository system." but your repository, they do not care about right now.
Anyone know anything about Socrata? http://www.socrata.com/ Some rep has been spamming random people at my library, and since they ask about open access, I'm getting a lot of referrals. Not sure they're legit?
So it seems like Discourse and Commons in a Box may be our two best options for the next home for the LSW. Is that the impression others have gotten from our flurry of pro/con comments here about different venues?