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Oh, the Humanities! Creating Community With the Humanities Commons
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Subjects: Scholars; Research; Scholarly publishing; Associations; Collaboration; Digital Object Identifier; Judaic studies; Digital humanities; Institutional repositories; Library and information science; Scholarly communication
Author: Ojala, Marydee
Date: Mar 2017
Start Page: 1
Pages: 2
Section: FEATURE
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[...]on its About page, it stresses that it is not "generating profits from users' intellectual and personal data"-perhaps a swipe at SSRN, which is now owned by Elsevier, or a backhanded reference to ResearchGate or Academia .edu, both of which are profit-making companies. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, associate executive director and director of scholarly communication for the Modern Language Association (MLA), said in an interview posted at The Scholarly Kitchen (scholar humanities-commons-networking-the-humanities-through-open-access-open-source-and-not-for-profit) that "we want to provide a trusted option for scholars who have become understandably nervous about the ways that venturecapital-funded scholarly communication networks might be required to develop in order to turn a profit in the future."

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