Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
It also can be something of a trap for a well-intentioned academic who wants to write for this audience, as writing for the lay person is often contemptuously dismissed as “popularization.” Woe to the academic who puts an article from The Atlantic or a book from Simon & Schuster into her tenure portfolio! It takes courage. My view is that these brave souls should be called out and celebrated. They are my heroes.
Are you a word “nerd”? Do you know who coined the word “nerd”?
Octopus is a new sharing platform that hopes to disrupt research culture for the better. An interview with founder Dr. Alexandra Freeman.
How much jargon is too much jargon?
What does it actually mean to read digitally? Revisiting a 2018 post in light of the ongoing, pandemic-fueled drive to digital.
Simon Holt interviews Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of Elsevier’s Education and Reference content, which encompasses Elsevier’s books business, upon her retirement.
Study of researchers indicates that a preprint or accepted manuscript can substitute for the version of record in some use cases but not all.
Emily Singley discusses how Boston College adapted to federated access technologies to better support campus users during the pandemic, and why this matters going forward.
Results of this partnership signal we should expect future expansion of content syndication.
What have academic book publishers been for? And what might they be for, in the future?
Today’s post includes part 2 of books about race and racism. When we read, we learn about each other and open our minds to other perspectives.
Today’s post features several guest authors reviewing books on racism and anti-racism. When we read, we learn.
What is the role of book content in the Science, Technical and Medical (STM) researcher ecosystem?
Research Outreach is a young company that helps researchers make their work more easily intelligible to a lay audience. Editorial Director Emma Feloy answers some questions about how their service works.