Do I really have to read all of that essay or monograph? Can’t artificial intelligence do the heavy lifting for me?
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the folks at textBOX can help publishers present that descriptive text (“alt-text”) to the online world, meeting key accessibility and discoverability demands.
Proposing a model for thinking about the interactions of rigor, cogency, accessibility, significance, openness, and impact in scholarly quality.
As there is too little time to read all the papers, Paper Digest automatically lists out the key sentences of a paper.
The creator of an emoji translation of “Moby Dick” takes a look at the linguistic role that they serve.
What roles are e-books now playing, and what roles will they play, in scholarly disciplines for which books are a primary, often the apex, scholarly form? The first of two posts about e-books and university presses.
As the amount of scholarship continues to grow, Common Threads asks what new insights and utility can be found in reorganization of content for new audiences.
Does Springer Nature’s first machine-generated book usher in a new era of authorship? Or readership? Are the robots writing?
Two videos offer tips on separating the actual research done in medical studies from the often over-hyped media coverage.
Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We’ve done the research and now it’s time to build a better user experience.
Does the Wiley/DEAL Publish-and-Read agreement open new pathways to open access? And what’s a PAR anyway?
An interview with Impactstory’s Jason Priem about their new tool, Get The Research.
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.