The Kitchen is closing for 2009, and when a year comes to a close, the temptation to go retrospective is irresistible. So here, without further ado, is one possible list of posts from this past year reflecting some of the distinguishing events of 2009.
I also want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Phil Davis, David Crotty, Joe Esposito, Ann Michael, and Michael Clarke for a wonderfully informative year, and to Stewart Wills for his superb and very concise Twitter entries (and to Howard Ratner for the same).
- Open Access Publisher Accepts Nonsense Manuscript for Dollars
- The Strength of Weak Ties: Why Twitter Matters in Scholarly Communication
- Horns of a Dilemma: Open Access or Academic Freedom
- What Is “Library Bypass”?
- The Future of Publishing? Trust and Curation, Says the Founder of Craigslist
- Deep Dyve — iTunes Comes to Science Publishing
- Sci Foo Camp 2009 — Days 1-3
- Deleting Books — A New Kindle Dilemma
- Google Wave: When More Is Too Much
- $80,000 per Song, and Perceptions of Copyright
- Metaphors of News at “The Guardian”
- When Less Is More: The Upside of Paywalls and Delisting from Google
- Publishing in the Google Ecosystem
- Downloads, Citations, and Positional Effects in arXiv
- Challenging Assumptions on Open Access Cost Savings
- Open Science Debate: Democracy or Domination?
- John Wilbanks: It’s the Customer, Not the Container — SSP Keynote
- Will the Writing Revolution Beget a Social Revolution?
This is by no means a “best of” list, just a selection of entries that seemed to stick in my mind more than most, or to provide landmarks in time we’ll always associate with 2009.
I think we’re extremely fortunate as a community to have the talents of Phil, David, Joe, Ann, Michael, Stewart, and Howard helping us see and understand. Thank you, chefs!
Happy 2010 from the Scholarly Kitchen!