On July 4, 1971 Michael Hart posted the first ebook file on the ARPANET and transformed content distribution.
A new book explores how biases and broken systems get built into technology products and platforms.
2016, The. Laughs. Just. Keep. Coming… This is a post about how events in the non-scholarly publishing world are going to have a very big impact on us. Question is, what are we going to do about what’s going on?
An excellent book about humankind in general holds important fundamental insights for scholarly publishers, editors, and researchers.
Historians can and do play a vital role in the public humanities, but there are vital reasons not just why but how we write for one another, too.
The musical “Hamilton” raises questions about history and historical practice that reflects what scholars are and aren’t doing.
Citation practices vary between and within STM and HSS; they also vary by discipline and within disciplines. Though citation metrics presume evidence of “impact,” in fact a citation may represent a range of intentions. Given the emphasis on citation indices, isn’t it important to query what scholars are actually doing when they cite another scholar’s work?
A meeting about annotation services and software shows how new tools may be on the horizon, and reminds us that our audiences are likely to be the heaviest users once these emerge.
A group of history editors in the UK publish an open letter stating they will not comply with aspects of the RCUK mandates for OA. What can we learn from this?
This fun Lego animation takes you through an important part of Memorial Day history — the history of how we’ve partially tamed microorganisms.
This week’s Friday fun — Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford. An inspiring message from one of our true luminaries of innovation.
Carl Sagan remains relevant, even moreso thanks to this brilliant little video featuring the Sagan song stylings and a special appearance by Stephen Hawking.