Dear Reader, Are You Reading?

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.

From Paywall to Datawall

Now, of course copyright owners of “free” resources have the right to set the terms of access. They can put up a datawall that demands the exchange of personal information (and thus enables data tracking, reporting, and maybe even aggregation with other datasets) for the otherwise free article. I wonder how far we will see this extend.