Academia & Publishing

How We Run Sprints to Optimize Digital Tools for Academic Research

A cross-departmental team at De Gruyter recently ran a design sprint to optimize some of our existing academic databases. Here’s what we learned.

Academia & Publishing

Building the future on hundreds of years of History: Book archives in today’s research.

There are hundreds of extensive and ambitious archive digitisation projects taking place across the world today – all with the aim of getting primary research into the hands of millions more people, whilst building a permanent record of academic literature to drive the advancement of ideas for generations to come. None of this would be feasible without the close and ongoing collaboration of libraries, publishers, academic bodies and governments worldwide. And it’s an activity that shows no signs of slowing down.

Academia & Publishing

How to Digitise an Archive

Whether you’re a publisher or library, you almost certainly have hundreds, if not thousands, of historic titles that are hugely valuable to the global research community. Serious academics will climb mountains to get hold of the last remaining copy of an old title that can further their research. But if they could access that same text in minutes, imagine the speed at which their ideas could advance.

Academia & Publishing

Why Digital Archives Matter to Librarians and Researchers

For researchers around the world, the importance of drawing from past scholarship to inform future discovery is growing. We talked with librarians about how integral digital archives are to their institutions today.

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