We all know the journals market has rapidly consolidated over recent years. But where’s the data? I set out to find some numbers to put behind the common sense.
Place names tell us all sorts of interesting things about history and people. Also, what is the longest one word place name in the world?
“This library has every book ever published.” A visit to the British Library.
The role of libraries and archives as streaming grows, choice declines, and the death of the red envelopes arrives.
An appeals court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to require deposit of published works in the Library of Congress
What else was happening during well known historical events? Where did the fax machine and the Oregon Trail overlap? What about Woolly Mammoths and the Great Pyramids?
What does the timeline of human existence look like when physically laid out to scale? How does that compare to the timeline of the universe?
How well-designed is your state’s flag?
Did your teacher lie to you when they told you that the only vowels were A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y?
Who holds the particular book needed by a reader? What is the balance between the personal library and the institutional collection?
Before we launch into 2023, a look back at 2022 in The Scholarly Kitchen.
An amusing, if apocryphal, response from the Smithsonian offers a glimpse at the sorts of pre-internet humor scientists would share through their networks.
Significant breakthroughs in jargon have enabled the development of the hyper encabulator, sure to serve all your encabulation needs.
Read about the history of Educopia and look ahead to its future in today’s interview with co-founder Katherine Skinner, who recently stepped down as their Executive Director
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson interview Dr. Alondra Nelson, acting director of the White House Office on Science & Technology Policy when the new OSTP memo was published.