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.
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:…
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new book explores how biases and broken systems get built into technology products and platforms. The post Book Review: “Technically Wrong,” by Sara Wachter-Boettcher appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
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.
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.
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…