Each sector of the information community is aware of the likelihood that their role in the scholarly ecosystem will change over the next three to five years. Each sector’s perspective is just a bit different. Content providers in the STM world see the future unfolding this way.
There it is in your email inbox. An invitation to speak at an upcoming event. Your expertise has been recognized. The favor of a response is requested.
Technology is great, but does it deserve top billing? Leon Wieseltier’s essay in the New York Times as well as articles by other academics raise a challenge to the information industry as a whole.
When thinking about open access to content, is it appropriate to equate disabling downloads with lack of support for the visually impaired?
The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC demonstrates its commitment to the scholarly record with the release of their Online Edition catalogue of 17th Century Dutch Paintings. What makes their approach to scholarly content of particular interest? Read on.
Three different items recently published discuss the current state of thinking about discovery tools for purposes of research. Which one captures the right mindset? What should content providers be doing to support discovery?
Social media giant (and information tool) Twitter has casually suggested to its users that it might be changing its algorithm. But has it considered what the implications for users might be? The users have and they are worried.
An overview of Vox, a news site designed around current technology and information trends offers a fresh set of design choices worth considering.
Could a Kindle Unlimited subscription replace your local library? What can scholarly publishers learn from Amazon’s tactics here?