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2001 (Posts, and counting…)

The Scholarly Kitchen reaches a numerical milestone. Continue reading

Stories of Tech Failure: The PicturePhone

A fascinating look at a failed technology from 1964, and what it might have become. Continue reading

The Journal Redesign — More Complicated, More Costly, and More Strategic Than Ever

Journal redesigns seem to be occurring more frequently — and are certainly more complex — than in the past. What motivates a publisher and editor to undertake a redesign? And why is it so complex, costly, and strategic today? Continue reading

How Important Are Library Sales to the University Press? One Case Study

A study of sales data for 2012 imprints from the University of Chicago Press offers tantalizing hints about the importance (or lack thereof) of library sales to university presses — particularly with regard to scholarly monographs. Continue reading

This Just In from the 1990s — We’re Doomed, Doomed, Doomed, Sayeth the Editor of VentureBeat

A Silicon Valley journalist has seen open access and deemed it disruptive. He’s 15+ years and scads of evidence behind the times, as we enter the post-disruption era. Continue reading

University Presses: “Under Fire” or Just Under the Gun (Like the Rest of Us)?

Are university presses really “under fire,” or are they simply experiencing the natural consequences of doing the wrong things at the wrong time in a marketplace that has evolved away from them? Continue reading

Happy Anniversary: 50 Years of the Science Citation Index

This week marks the golden anniversary of the Science Citation Index, introduced by Eugene Garfield in 1964. Continue reading

What Is A Photocopier?

A reenactment of a legal deposition transcript offers some absurdity for your Friday. Continue reading

Balloons, Cleveland and Chaos

A visual treat for your Friday, plus a cautionary tale regarding unintended consequences. Continue reading

You Are Old: Kids React to a Walkman

Who knew the changing face of technology could be so painful… Continue reading

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