Planning for the Future: The Library Subsidy Model

In place of subscription revenue, most open access publishers charge article or book “processing charges.” These fees are meant to cover the very real costs of digital publishing, like copy editing and server maintenance. That sounds reasonable, since someone has to...

Versions of Versions

Git version control The scholarly publishing infrastructure doesn’t handle updates well. The version-of-record ideology freezes a single instance in time. Corrections aside, that version remains the annointed “article” or “book” forever. There’s a carve out, in the...