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?
We have seen a surge in scientifically minded search engines and browser extensions that aim to supercharge content discovery — have they cracked the code in mainstream search and retrieval of scholarly literature?
As we learn more on an almost daily basis about the growing power and influence of social media and Facebook in particular, Alison Mudditt spoke recently with Siva Vaidhyanathan about the intricate relationship between media and democracy, and the critical role that cultural institutions – including scholarship, publishers and libraries – need to play in countering this pernicious hold on our attention.
Google’s journal about artificial intelligence (AI) coming from editors and authors associated with Google and Google Brain raises questions about conflicts, vanity publishing, and Google as a media company.
The last morning of this year’s Fiesole Library Collection Retreat focused on the important topic of collaboration to improve scholarship. Read more in today’s post from Alice Meadows.
Missing: data citations. Last seen hanging around with datasets in lots of research articles, but never arrived at Crossref after typesetting. Description: short, with straight black forward slashes and lots of digits. Often wears a DOI hoodie.
The Society for Scholarly Publishing is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so this month we asked the Chefs, What was the most important development in scholarly communications in the last 40 years?
Even Silicon Valley is finding that recurring revenues (aka, subscriptions) lead to more valuable businesses, while helping smaller companies thrive.
You can still be manipulated, even when you know you’re being manipulated.
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they need, researchers today encounter archipelagos of content bridged by infrastructure that is insufficient and often outdated.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?
Sari Frances, from IEEE, discusses strategies to combat digital piracy.
Haggling for cheaper content today will certainly have hidden and unpleasant costs — large and small — down the road.
What will we be discussing and debating on the Scholarly Kitchen five years from now? Will scholarly communications look very different? Will there be virtually no change at all? This month we asked the Chefs: What will you be writing about five years from now?
How can secrecy and openness most productively coexist when it comes to the intellectual property of universities and their research faculty? Some thoughts from the new vice president for technology and venture commercialization at a Tier 1 research university.