At our annual meeting this year we discussed the possibility of creating a buying consortium for services. Under this arrangement CALJ members could band together, create an RFP of a large volume of work to increase the contract value to service providers, leading to lower pricing than what we would see as individual journals. We are now at the point where we want to gather information from the whole membership to determine the level of interest in this project and which services you’d benefit from most if they were pooled.
There was interest at the meeting in printing, so unless you indicate otherwise, we’d like to start with it as a test. Please fill out the questionnaire to help us make our decision on both the timing (best time to implement a new printing contract if you are interested in participating) and how you prioritize the other services.
Please note that members of the board initiated some discussions with Digital Science about their products and services. A description of them is given below the link to the questionnaire. If you are not familiar with these products, please take the time to read the descriptions before completing the questionnaire.
Questionnaire - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5KTPQHQ
Digital Science Products and Services (adapted from their Web site)
CALJ comment: Digital Science services are aimed at increasing readership and increasing the ability of readers to analyze and present usage data inclusive of, but not restricted to, formal citations.
ReadCube is a desktop and browser-based program that researchers and other readers can use for managing, annotating, and accessing academic research articles.
Readcube Discover is a free service that enables your content to be fully enhanced and discoverable within ReadCube's suite of scholarly tools.. ReadCube Discover optimizes your content for discovery by our rapidly growing global community of researchers and others interested in accessing academic research - driving referrals directly to the full content on your site.
Note this is a free service; however, content is required to have digital object identifiers (DOIs) in order to participate.
Altmetric Explorer for Publishers is an easy-to-use web-based platform that enables users [publishers] to browse and report on all attention data for every piece of scholarly content Altmetric has found attention for.
Altmetric Badges The easy-to-embed Altmetric donuts provide a colourful, distinctive and instantly recognizable visualization to help showcase the wider influence and dissemination of your published content. Each donut gives your website visitors one-click access to the collated record of online attention for each piece of research, where they can browse all of the original mentions and shares associated with it.