A reflection on the increasing rate of change in the technology space, enabled by the commoditization of compute capability and what the implications are for the world of scholarly publishing
A new analysis suggests that energy costs and carbon footprints for online could surpass those of older media types. Oddly, copyright might be part of the solution.
The idea that digital goods have no ongoing cost and can therefore be free has several problems, the basic one being reality itself.
The face-down publishing paradigm involves the display of content on mobile devices that are constantly altered by computer processes in the Internet Cloud.
Trends in mobile, cloud, and personal computing all point to a redefinition of privacy, with convenience and value competing effectively for preeminence.
Let’s put aside all the controversy about open access publishing and come up with an OA plan that will work.
Publishers and librarians are creatures of the Information Age. How can they cope with the coming Systems Age?
Innovations in scholarly communications often come about through bold and often reckless investments in new capacity, for which the utility is not always obvious.
With an outdated view of information technology, institutional repositories are missing an opportunity to cut costs while they fulfill their missions.
The “Big Switch” from desktop to cloud computing has implications for how we define intellect and culture. The medium is still the message.