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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…

The Upside of Bitter Cold: Frozen Soap Bubbles
January 5, 2018 at 5:30 am

Something fun to do as you suffer through a colder than usual spell. The post The Upside of Bitter Cold: Frozen Soap Bubbles appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Napster vs. Record Labels, Sci-Hub vs. Publishers, Part 2: Differences
January 4, 2018 at 5:30 am

The challenges posed to record labels by Napster in the late 1990s and early 2000s resemble those posed by Sci-Hub to scholarly publishers today. But which of those resemblances are real, and which are misleading? The post Napster vs. Record Labels, Sci-Hub vs. Publishers, Part 2: Differences appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Napster vs. Record Labels, Sci-Hub vs. Publishers, Part 1: Parallels
January 3, 2018 at 5:30 am

The challenges posed to record labels by Napster in the late 1990s and early 2000s resemble those posed by Sci-Hub to scholarly publishers today. But which of those resemblances are real, and which are misleading? The post Napster vs. Record Labels, Sci-Hub vs. Publishers, Part 1: Parallels appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.