Another publisher accuses a librarian of libel | Inside Higher Ed.
For the WTF file.
“Librarians should play a critical role in alerting academics to publishers that have taken advantage of this environment for several reasons, Beall said in an e-mail interview. “First, for tenure-track researchers, promotion and tenure committees may not recognize work published in low-quality venues. Second, when one’s work appears side-by-side with other works that contain author misconduct, such as plagiarism, image and data manipulation, etc., it devalues the work of the honest author.”
Digital preservation can be a low priority for such publishers, he added, meaning that a scholar’s work could disappear along with a journal, should it go out of business.”
Seth’s Blog: Destabilizing the bullying power structure.
“Bullying is what happens when an individual with power exercises that power against people who don’t fit in. By threatening to expose or harm or degrade the outlier, the bully reinforces the status quo in a way that increases his power. [Physical bullying is a different phenomenon… I’m mostly writing here about emotional bullying.]”
“Bullying persists when bureaucracies and hierarchies permit it to continue. It’s easier to keep order in an environment where bullying can thrive (and vice versa), because the very things that permit a few to control the rest also permit bullies to do their work. The bully uses the organization’s desire for conformity to his own ends.”
“We’re all a lot weirder than we’d like the world to know. Given the chance, we can share that weirdness and run with it. It’s our best shot at a world with art, and a world without bullies.”
What Makes You Weird? Shirt. From Seth Godin’s blog.