Archive for January 2012

Apple and Textbooks: A Second Look

Apple’s move into the education market may be just a bare-knuckled move designed to sell more iPads. Does Apple truly support the education market? Or is it hoping the education market will support Apple? Continue reading

Rediscovering Discovery — How We Find Things, and Its Implications

A recent ALA panel on discovery prompts some musings about the direction that local search will take and the likelihood that one vendor will control access to almost all library collections. Continue reading

Chart of the Day: How Science Stacks Up in the US Budget

Chart of the Day: How Science Stacks Up in the US Budget — from an Atlantic article entitled, “The Innovation Nation vs. the Warfare-Welfare State“:

Size and Discipline Bias in F1000 Journal Rankings

The rankings of journals based on F1000 scores reveals a strong bias against larger journals and those with little disciplinary overlap with the biosciences. Continue reading

The Little Letters in Our Lives — e to the i to the x

Is the decade-long trend in e, i, and x naming based on a deeper trend in how the world is coming together? Continue reading

The End of the Salad Days — Where Is Google Headed Next?

Google once represented the spirit of Internet optimism distilled into a successful company. Now, with more cynical plays and shuttering experiments, what does Google’s new approach tell us about the Internet of tomorrow? Continue reading

Why E-books Are Turning the Library and Publishing Worlds Upside Down

Old intersections of libraries and book publishers don’t work in the e-book era, and the rapid adoption of e-readers has shown that new bargains are inevitable. Whether libraries and publishers belong together in that future isn’t clear. Continue reading

The Four-step Program to an Academic Web Site

Academic publishers that are seeking to enhance their consumer-facing Web sites should follow these four steps and be sure to anchor the site in the company’s strategy. Continue reading

The Research Works Act: Is It Time For a Rally To Restore Sanity?

When it comes to discussions about access, the silent majority focused on doing science is presented with real choices, not all of which square with the scorched-earth rhetoric that too often dominates. Continue reading

Congress, the White House, and the Myth of Free Security

The very real trade-offs inherent in Internet security have to faced directly, but politicians are avoiding these trade-offs as they talk about SOPA and PIPA. Continue reading

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