Times Square Ball - New Year's Eve 2008
Image by Atomische • Tom Giebel via Flickr

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).

  1. Open Access Publisher Accepts Nonsense Manuscript for Dollars
  2. The Strength of Weak Ties: Why Twitter Matters in Scholarly Communication
  3. Horns of a Dilemma: Open Access or Academic Freedom
  4. What Is “Library Bypass”?
  5. The Future of Publishing? Trust and Curation, Says the Founder of Craigslist
  6. Deep Dyve — iTunes Comes to Science Publishing
  7. Sci Foo Camp 2009 — Days 1-3
  8. Deleting Books — A New Kindle Dilemma
  9. Google Wave: When More Is Too Much
  10. $80,000 per Song, and Perceptions of Copyright
  11. Metaphors of News at “The Guardian”
  12. When Less Is More: The Upside of Paywalls and Delisting from Google
  13. Publishing in the Google Ecosystem
  14. Downloads, Citations, and Positional Effects in arXiv
  15. Challenging Assumptions on Open Access Cost Savings
  16. Open Science Debate: Democracy or Domination?
  17. John Wilbanks: It’s the Customer, Not the Container — SSP Keynote
  18. 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!

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


2 Thoughts on "Some Memorable Dishes from the Kitchen in 2009"

Happy New Year and thanks to you, Kent! The Scholarly Kitchen is a good read.

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