Introducing ProfHub

The next step in ScholarlyHub’s development responds to ignorance and ambiguity around hiring scholars or people with academic training. ProfHub, for whose funding we now seek to source, will allow anyone involved in or generally curious about the academic hiring process to see an ongoing search from multiple individual perspectives at once and help resist the intentional or unwitting opacity of hiring committees’ work.

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Cold War Kitchen: Fundraiser

Join us on Friday 18-5 @ 19.00 at IIRE (Lombok straat 40) to raise funds for ScholarlyHub by feasting on delicious food & drinks. 

Artemy Kalinovsky and Michael Stevenson will provide food from both Cold War superpowers, dubbed “Soviet-American Soul Food.” Cold War Kitchen seeks to fill your proletariat heart and your patriotic beer-belly.

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Surviving the Paywall Environment

The moment I heard about ScholarlyHub I knew I had a unique chance to participate in the kind of intellectual revolution I had been awaiting for the last eight years. I am currently a PhD candidate in history at the University of Amsterdam, disturbingly close to the moment when I need to submit a final thesis. While I never heard about open access until about two years ago, I have had more than my fair share of experience with publishers’ paywalls.

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The Scholarly Commons Must Be Developed on Public Standards

Access to scholarship is becoming ever more dependent on one’s (or one’s institution’s) financial means. Björn Brembs and Guy Geltner argue that one solution to these growing problems is for scholarship to have open, public standards; both for its Web 1.0 tasks, like reading, writing, and citing, but also, crucially, for its Web 2.0 functionalities too. Scholarship is a social endeavour and open, public standards would allow scholars to share, discuss, and reuse knowledge efficiently without being beholden to the whims of the tycoons or startups currently running the most prominent social media platforms. ScholarlyHub aims to make this vision a reality.

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Newsletter #2: Let’s make this happen!

Good news! Our crowdfunding campaign is underway. With your help we’ll manage to set up our non-profit, scholar-owned and scholar-run academic publishing and social networking platform. Just think of the enormous savings for individual scholars, academic institutions, NGOs and society at large once our site replaces profiteering publishers and venture capital-backed academic social networks, thanks to modest and means-based membership fees.

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The Platform

Our goal is to help you pursue your curiosity and connect you with those who share it. The architecture of our future site, which we hope to build together with our members, will reflect what the SH community says it needs, not what venture capitalists define as benchmarks or milestones for launching an IPO or selling it to the highest bidder.

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Let's stir things up! Newsletter #1

Our crowdfunding campaign is live! You can donate and spread the word among friends, sympathisers and colleagues. It's time to do something for the freedom of scholarship, and no sum is too small! We want to reach 500,000 euro by the summer, but won’t complain if it happens earlier.

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Launch Week’s FFAQs

A few critical and important points were raised during our launch week that we felt should to be addressed. The following responses may not satisfy everyone, but at this very early stage we consider them to be the most responsible way of clarifying certain concerns.

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