Over recent weeks, infrastructure has been a major focus for the community. Building infrastructure is important, but just as important is maintaining and evolving that infrastructure. Kate Wittenberg and Sheila Morrissey discuss the importance of preservation, and the work Portico has had to do to adapt to an ever-changing information landscape.
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.
Anita de Waard takes a deep dive into the language of science, and offers examples of what we can learn from other types of communication.
An interview with Marshall Poe, editor-in-chief of the New Books Network, a rapidly growing platform for podcasts about scholarly works.
Donald Samulack offers thoughts on typesetting, design, font choice and how the brain processes information to create meaning.
Recent coordinated investigatory journalism articles, along with separate regulatory actions, are squeezing predatory publishers. But are the root causes being addressed?
A history of the rise of coercive media suggests that raising barriers to entry may be a remedy. Could a business model shift do most of the work for us?
One last look back on our anniversary — what are the most viewed posts for the last decade?
Instead of the rich and seamless digital library for scholarship that they need, researchers today encounter archipelagos of content bridged by infrastructure that is insufficient and often outdated. Researchers need a supercontinent. Will it be Elsevier, Digital Science, Clarivate, ResearchGate, or someone else? And what does this mean for other publishers?
Can you spot a correctly written looptail g? Some interesting results on how writing may influence reading.
You may know Dolly Parton as an amazing musician, but her greatest accomplishment may be the powerful literacy program she leads.
With so much going on around us, staying informed and sifting through information is more critical than it’s ever been. See how the Chefs stay informed about scholarly communication.
Silicon Valley’s advertising model has been exploited, and free information’s price is more apparent. Will we be saved by subscription model innovations?
In 1940, the AAUP published a Statement on Academic Freedom. In 2018, it’s time for it to be updated–and some items clarified.
Over the past decade, the Kitchen has flourished, with more great things to come as we celebrate this important milestone.