The explosion of mobile phones is now being met with educational and use-case initiatives. When will scholarly publishers grasp the opportunities?
Google and Microsoft are unearthing energy consumption data under the guise of environmentalism and turning it into new businesses. It may be “green,” but certainly it’s a different kind of green they’re after.
The age of collaboration indicates some adjacent sources of value are emerging. Since adjacency is relative, how can publishers ensure that the central pieces remain?
Two major open data initiatives pose the same questions — Are data inherently useful? Can sites connect data with an audience of users to make it matter?
CrossRef moves into the reference works area for e-books, with a linking approach and pricing that might just work.
Demand Media has created a journalism and custom content platform that disrupting neighboring publishing models. Can we learn something from their approach?
Why Google apparently gives government documents more protections than 19th century texts is just one of the puzzles in their usage guidelines.