What's the fastest way to get a pile of books into alphabetical order? The post Algorithmic Approaches to Sorting Out Your Bookshelf appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Do scholarly and scientific publishers risk more than they realize when they embrace modern media spectacle and seek to marginalize the PDF? The post The Tyranny of Amusements — Science, Spectacle, and the Lowly PDF appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The new book by Tom Nichols, "The Death of Expertise," is not perfect, but it is an important exploration of existential threats to science, education, and representative democracy. The post Book Review: “The Death of Expertise” by Tom Nichols appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Are we thinking about predatory publishing the wrong way? Are researchers deliberately choosing these journals, and if so, what are the incentives driving this decision? The post Predatory Publishing as a Rational Response to Poorly Governed Academic Incentives appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
With scholarship under threat on both sides of the Atlantic, here are some practical tools all of us can use as we stand up for science and build trust in scholarly communications through improving transparency, rigor and peer review. The post 15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science! appeared first on The…
A brief history of numbers. The post The Origins of Numbers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy. The post Who Has All the Content? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
An overview of usage trends across libraries and journals indicates that usage is generally stable or up, archives remain of interest, and consumption doesn't align with authorship or funding. The post Supply, Demand, and the Subscription Model in Scholarly Publishing — An Analysis appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Green OA has not had a significant effect on subscriptions. What does -- and doesn't -- that mean for subscriptions in the future? The post The Forbidden Forecast: Thinking About Open Access and Library Subscriptions appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
One from the vaults -- a well worn Xerox copy of the sort of humor scientists used to share back in the ancient days of the early 1990's. The post Ancient (1992) Piece of Science Humor Discovered appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.