Publishing has always been an information technology business. Why then, is our industry often accused of being slow to adopt technology? Do we struggle to integrate new ideas into our systems and workflows more than we should? How can make the best use of new technology innovation without being overwhelmed?
A look back at a glorious Apple promotional video from 1987, as the company predicted a rosy future while just on the edge of its darkest period.
In our day to day lives as publishers, we too often lose track of the long term. A University of Oxford plan provides a stellar example of how to think about the far future.
How do you authenticate a piece of art when the artist is mysteriously anonymous?
Libraries provide vital digital services to their host institutions. If these services carry clear library identity branding, it strengthens the library’s position in the university and enables it to secure the budget and political capital necessary to do its work.
With scholarly communications business models embracing the entirety of the research process, how can visualizations help us understand scholarly workflows?
Creating a new product or service? Re-designing your journal? Dieter Rams’ ten principles of good design remain as vital a guide as ever.
A deep architectural dive into the remarkable New York Public Library.
Think science has issues with image manipulation? Wait till you see these advertising tricks used to make food look appetizing.
With the changes afoot in scholarly communications practices, sentiment, and business models, the Chefs consider: What are we aiming for?
LEGO is increasingly being used in teaching and research. Here are some fun examples of how and why it can be useful.
What do we mean by “branding”? Ten quick tips.
More vintage textbook covers brought to life.
An artist models the universe at 1/190 millionth scale.
What is reading, and what is happening to reading? These are critical questions for researchers, data analysts, editors, publishers, librarians — in short, for scholarly communications.