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When Is a Feature a Product, and a Product a Business?

Publishers have to distinguish between features, products, and businesses. Not all features can become full-fledged businesses. Sometimes the best business case for a feature is to link it to an established business, where it adds value to assets that are already in place. Continue reading

University of California Press Introduces New Open Access Publishing Programs

The University of California Press has announced two new open access publishing initiatives, one a monographs program and the other an OA mega journal. Here UCP director Alison Mudditt answers some questions posed by the Kitchen about these new initiatives. Continue reading

How Wolves Change Rivers: The Complexity of Ecosystems

An extended metaphor for the complex nature of the world of scholarly publishing, and how seemingly small changes can cascade. Continue reading

Compliance: The Coming Storm

The administrative burden stemming from funding agency and institutional access policies is just beginning. Can we reduce the severity of this storm with careful planning and collaboration? Continue reading

Social Media And Its Impact on Medical Research

A social media campaign may have little (if any) effect on article readership, a recent study reports. Continue reading

The New Cluetrain — A Barometer for What Has Changed in the Last 15 Years

Fifteen years later, the authors of the “Cluetrain Manifesto” attempt a relevant update, with 112 new “clues.” Yet, they miss the biggest clue of all — the Internet is no longer sacred and its users know it. Continue reading

Is Google Now a Publisher Offering Other Publishers an Inadequate Deal?

A Spanish court’s decision around Google News suggests that the barter arrangement with Google and other general search engines — in which they pay nothing to license our content — may have a more viable financial future. Continue reading

Ask The Chefs: What Did You Learn in 2014?

Find out what the Chefs learned in 2014 and share your most important lessons! Continue reading

The Incubator Game: A Conversation with Timo Hannay – Managing Director of Digital Science

In this article we take a look at the start-up incubation business of Digital Science. Robert Harington acts as your unreliable narrator through a revealing conversation with Timo Hannay, Managing Director of Digital Science. Continue reading

Building a 21st Century Library

Another look at the fascinating evolution of the library. Continue reading

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