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Algorithms Are Opinions Embedded in Code
January 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

Would an AI-driven peer review system improve objectivity? Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction explains the biases and subjectivity inherent in algorithms. The post Algorithms Are Opinions Embedded in Code appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Countering the Über-Brands: The Case for the Megajournal
January 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

Many column inches – right here in the Scholarly Kitchen as well as elsewhere – have been expended on the megajournal and its successes and (perhaps more often), failures. But how might megajournals support the very real need for action to improve the transparency, reproducibility and efficiency of scientific research? The post Countering the Über-Brands:…

Ask The Chefs: What Are Your Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018?
January 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it's fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs' predictions for 2018. The post Ask The Chefs: What Are Your Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?
January 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

RA21 aims to replace IP address authentication (and proxy servers) with federated identity authentication - but have we thought through the implications? The post What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions
January 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

Breaking news today: Digital Science is launching a new citation index that includes a research analytics suite a modern article discovery and access experience. This new product, Dimensions, will offer stiff new competition for Elsevier and Clarivate. The post A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Fine Line Between Math and Magic
January 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

How what seems like magic can be explained with a little math. The post The Fine Line Between Math and Magic appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Future of the OA Megajournal
January 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

Predicted to radically consolidate STM journals, the OA megajournal has found a successful niche market. The same can be said for MOOCs. The post Future of the OA Megajournal appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Why Elsevier is a Library’s Best Friend
January 9, 2018 at 5:30 am

Elsevier is often thought to the be enemy of libraries, but Elsevier's practices have in fact improved libraries' situation, including lowering the prices for scientific article. The post Why Elsevier is a Library’s Best Friend appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Discovery Should Be Delivery: User-Centric Principles for Discovery as a Service
January 8, 2018 at 5:31 am

Library discovery can only succeed in reaching a high market share if it is intensely user-centered. Articulating user-centric principles for discovery has enabled the University Library to Illinois to evolve a discovery environment that meets the needs of its community of users. The post Discovery Should Be Delivery: User-Centric Principles for Discovery as a Service…