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A special event for Hart Crane fans and poets of all stripes

To serious scholars, students, and aficionados of American poetry, Hart Crane needs no introduction. A controversial and troubled figure, Crane was born in 1899 to the inventor of Life Savers candy and killed himself in 1933 by jumping off a steamship into the Gulf of Mexico. His tragic and beautiful work profoundly influenced and inspired poets such as…

Open access, social media, and book-selling libraries; it’s the Scholarly BIN

Here's the latest installment of our irregular roundup of recent publishing news of note. Bill limiting open-access publication of federal research dies Late last month, Representatives Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the cosponsors of the 2011 Research Works Act, which would have restricted the open-access publication of federally funded research and, according to some,…

Happy International Polar Bear Day

Guest post by Andrew E. Derocher, Ph.D. February 27 is International Polar Bear Day but it’s a safe bet that polar bears throughout the Arctic aren't paying much attention. Nonetheless, any bear living at the northern reaches of land near Ellesmere Island or northern Greenland might be celebrating: celebrating the return of the sun. Given that the…

Introducing ‘In Other Words’

By Janet Gilbert,  Journals Direct Response and Renewals Senior Coordinator It’s the best part of my week—every week—when I get to talk with journal editors or association administrators and hear the passion in their voices as they speak about their publications or societies and the global effects their scholarship is having across a particular discipline.…