It is true, this blog is a supporter of open source publications.
With the internet, with the incredible expense of hard copy
publication (Chemistry texts at >$150), with restrictions
in information…. While exploring the topic in ACS, ChemBark
The impetus for sustainable chemistry, processes and
products continues. This blog seeks to continue to support
its innovation, know-how and application. My green lab
is shared in this entry.
Back to open source publishing, a dimension in textbook
publishing has emerged and has hopes will take off
as it addresses the cost and obsolescence issues.
Source: ChemBark (Academic) Employment
This blog category lists some unique and valuable information
for people in the academic career path. It is very readable
and contains tidbits from a career insider that are
thoughtful (UCLA, Haran) and helpful (StLUniversity,
SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY LABORATORIES
This web site offers all aspects of sustainable design,
development and training, especially on institutions.
While a company, Lumencor, sponsors this as it is
in the business of environmentally friendly light sources,
it shows a new trend in outreach marketing.
OPEN SOURCE TEXTS
Source: M. Melia, SFGATE, 2-11-16, “Open-
source textbooks gain in push for college affordability“
Article describes the texts as an aggregation of public
domain and Creative Commons sources. The approach
takes advantage of funding sources requiring grant
recipients making their work available to wider
audiences. There are certain pros and cons for
faculty, but the advantages for the students might
pave the way to broad adoption at least as an alternative.