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.
Using an amazing new technology from 1978 looks awfully familiar.
A look at the most popular social media networks by users over time.
Today, the MIT Press is issuing a new research report, Mind the Gap: A Landscape Analysis of Open Source Publishing Tools and Platforms. It provides an inventory of some 52 ongoing open source publishing initiatives and a thoughtful analysis of the open source community in publishing — tracking its development without shying away from its struggles.
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.
As community-owned and -led efforts to build scholarly communications infrastructure gain momentum, what can be done to help them achieve long term sustainability?
Users need training in the complexities of online search. A new book by Daniel Russell from MIT Press offers solid instruction in how to think about the search process.
How can an authentication system be granular and protect privacy? @TAC_NISO describes RA21 and attribute release for single sign on systems and how it supports privacy.
A simulation of what Neil Armstrong saw as he guided the lunar module in for a landing made via NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.
The idea of starting over with new peer review management system can make you break out in a cold sweat. Karen Stanwood offers her experience and lessons learned for those considering making a move.
Heather Staines shares highlights of this year’s Library Publishing Coalition Forum, especially the focus on open platforms and tools.
A lot of people talk about Agile project management and how effective it can be. They also talk about how hard it is to get executive buy-in. The disconnect is caused by a lack of understanding of how Agile reduces risk.
So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn’t it? Maybe the answer isn’t a simple yes or no.
Judy Luther takes an in-depth look at Unizin, a consortial effort by universities to build open source digital learning systems.