ScholarlyHub: Final Newsletter — ScholarlyHub

“Over the last two years we have tried and failed to raise the funds necessary to make a major and urgent change in the world of scholarly communications. That failure, we think, has more to do with our strategy rather than a lack of vision, desire, people, or material means to use the internet’s full potential for liberating scholarly knowledge from the chains of private interests and greed. Other initiatives are blooming and still others are sure to come. Perhaps in due time the right formula will be found to bring them all into fruitful communication with one another, which was in essence our plan.

We are grateful for your support and for allowing ScholarlyHub to become an important voice in discussing the future of shared infrastructures and pointing out what is currently undermining them, including a dangerous addiction on scholars’ part to prestige and facile metrics for gauging the quality and importance of science. We hope more people take stock of this situation and come up with more and shareable solutions.

BodoArXiv will transition into an independent service under its standing steering committee.

Our final balance will be available on our website until it shuts down in early October. Feel free to use any and all materials on the site, now or in the future….”

ScholarlyHub: Final Newsletter — ScholarlyHub

“Over the last two years we have tried and failed to raise the funds necessary to make a major and urgent change in the world of scholarly communications. That failure, we think, has more to do with our strategy rather than a lack of vision, desire, people, or material means to use the internet’s full potential for liberating scholarly knowledge from the chains of private interests and greed. Other initiatives are blooming and still others are sure to come. Perhaps in due time the right formula will be found to bring them all into fruitful communication with one another, which was in essence our plan.

We are grateful for your support and for allowing ScholarlyHub to become an important voice in discussing the future of shared infrastructures and pointing out what is currently undermining them, including a dangerous addiction on scholars’ part to prestige and facile metrics for gauging the quality and importance of science. We hope more people take stock of this situation and come up with more and shareable solutions.

BodoArXiv will transition into an independent service under its standing steering committee.

Our final balance will be available on our website until it shuts down in early October. Feel free to use any and all materials on the site, now or in the future….”

ScholarlyHub – Scholars launch crowdfunding campaign for non-profit academic platform | Progressive Geographies

ScholarlyHub has launched a crowdfunding campaign to build a new, multi-disciplinary open-access platform for scholarly communications. It aims to boost interaction among scholars and enhance their ability to share their work with the public at large, free from the constraints placed by publishing conglomerates and myopic government policies. ScholarlyHub will be an inclusive but critical space where curiosity and creativity can flourish and where scholars’ independence is protected for their own benefit and that of society at large.This non-profit platform will redefine social networks for scholars. The major academic social networking sites have been backed by venture capitalists, whose primary goal to profit from scraping and selling scholars’ data. ScholarlyHub, by contrast, is committed to scholarship, not profit. It aims to repair an unjust academic system and a global disparity in access to research, which is often publicly funded. By creating a member-run social network, ScholarlyHub will become a sustainable alternative for bringing scholars closer together in an increasingly fragmented academic landscape….”