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Literature goes online for free in Norway - Sydney Morning Herald

Literature goes online for free in Norway - Sydney Morning Herald | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Literature goes online for free in Norway Sydney Morning Herald At a time when the publishing world is torn over its relationship to the internet - which has massively expanded access to books but also threatens royalty...
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Could this work elsewhere?  Interesting that only a few publishers have requested removal of works.  Indeed, the thought is that digitization revives interest, at least in some works.  I'd really like to see the usage data of these works compares with sales.

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Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II

Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
And, in the process, they created a nation of readers. (Brilliant @timoreilly Freemium and the paperback.
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That's right - publisher's were pushers, getting our brave GI's addicted to good literature.  Of course, this was only after libraries donated thousands of books to Doughboys a generation earlier.

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Literature goes online for free in Norway - Sydney Morning Herald

Literature goes online for free in Norway - Sydney Morning Herald | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Literature goes online for free in Norway Sydney Morning Herald At a time when the publishing world is torn over its relationship to the internet - which has massively expanded access to books but also threatens royalty...
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Could this work elsewhere?  Interesting that only a few publishers have requested removal of works.  Indeed, the thought is that digitization revives interest, at least in some works.  I'd really like to see the usage data of these works compares with sales.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 21, 3:03 AM
Literature goes online for free in Norway
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Macrothink Institute Expands its Line of Academic Journals - EIN News (press release)

Macrothink Institute Expands its Line of Academic Journals - EIN News (press release) | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Macrothink Institute Expands its Line of Academic Journals EIN News (press release) IJCH is published online, and deals in subject that fall under the culture and history umbrella, such as literature, religion, linguistics, law, and issues...
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What can we learn from hashtags as an indexing tool for scholarly research?

What can we learn from hashtags as an indexing tool for scholarly research? | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Guest post by Tyler Gayheart.(Cross post from http://www.TylerGayheart.com)
Do you feel the Internet is an easy to navigate space for developing a strong literature base for academic research?

   


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Submitted for their approval - USC News

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Submitted for their approval
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For two years, USC Professor Kelvin Davies has quietly been revolutionizing how papers are submitted to academic journals, leaving scientists with more time to devote to actually conducting research.
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Your Paper, Your Way - formatting that makes sense.  Who'da thunk it?

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EVALUATING RESEARCH QUALITY: How peer review panels should make their REF assessments - Media Briefings - Royal Economic Society

Related Links Annual Conference Reports Annual Public Lecture Economic Journal (RT @EJ_RES: EJ Media Briefing: Evaluating Research Quality.
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Interesting...I need to read this...

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Have We Forgotten Readers in Our Worries Over Access?

Have We Forgotten Readers in Our Worries Over Access? | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
A long-term observation among physicians and their relationship with the scientific literature leads to thoughts about the risks we run with our increasing focus on authors and funders -- the producers, not the consumers.
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I need more time to digest this and ruminate on my own thoughts...

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On the Origins of Research - Energy Collective

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On the Origins of Research
Energy Collective
Many of my PhD students over the years have written term papers for courses that led to manuscript that were eventually published in academic journals.
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Excellent essay on the progression of ideas and the scholarly network.  I love the flowcharts that track sources and concepts.  What I also found very interesting were the un-successes - models that didn't work as planned, dead-ends, stumbling blocks - that only enriched the author's ideas.

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F1000Prime and Public Library of Science collaborating on article-level metrics - EurekAlert (press release)

F1000Prime and Public Library of Science collaborating on article-level metrics
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ALMs offer a rapid and broad view of the reach and impact of research articles through an ever-increasing range of metrics.
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I'm anxiously waiting what the folks at The Scholarly Kitchen have to say about this....

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Sciedu Press Supports Open Access Journal Publishing - PR Web (press release)

Sciedu Press Supports Open Access Journal Publishing - PR Web (press release) | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Sciedu Press Supports Open Access Journal Publishing PR Web (press release) Successful earlier models include TerraNova, Journal of Internet Medical Research and British Medical Journal – yet today's more affluent studies are published by Sciedu...
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RRResearch: Informing authors of the real consequences of CC-BY open-access publication

RRResearch: Informing authors of the real consequences of CC-BY open-access publication | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Shouldn't open-access publishers inform authors about new risks of CC-BY licensing (not just about benefits)? http://t.co/UygHcazEsi
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Interesting by-product of the CC-BY license.  Seems like there is always somebody trying to make money without paying for the raw materials.

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Textbook Publishers Embrace a New Digital Distribution Model | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing

Textbook Publishers Embrace a New Digital Distribution Model | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it

Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education are going to be rolling out a new distribution model very soon: creating online versions of their texts, often loaded with interactive features, and selling students access codes that expire at semester’s end. One of the big advantages of this new model is being able to edit and update the content very quickly, with new material pushed out to all users around the world.


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This might work out in the long run, but it will be a slow start on our current students.

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Should Scientific Information Be Free to Everyone? The Biggest Name in ... - PolicyMic

Should Scientific Information Be Free to Everyone? The Biggest Name in ... - PolicyMic | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
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Access to scientific information

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Asserting Rights We Don't Have: Libraries and “Permission to Publish” | Peer ... - Library Journal

Asserting Rights We Don't Have: Libraries and “Permission to Publish” | Peer ... - Library Journal | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Asserting Rights We Don't Have: Libraries and “Permission to Publish” | Peer ...
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Interesting thoughts...What *is* the basis for these restrictions?  Have we seriously considered how these policies contradict our core values?  Special collection and archives friends: should we re-consider these policies and go the way of UVA?

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Canada's closure of science libraries riles researchers - Phys.org

Canada's closure of science libraries riles researchers - Phys.org | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Canada's closure of science libraries containing a vast repository of environmental data dating back more than a century has researchers worried that valuable books and reference materials are being lost in the name of ...
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Need to chase funding distracts scientists from research

Need to chase funding distracts scientists from research | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
As government purse strings tighten, Canadian scientists have to look for funds from a variety of sources.
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This is one of the reasons I stopped pursuing my PhD in public health - I just couldn't see myself doing all that is needed to secure funding for research.

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The bibliometrics of the developing world - Research Trends

The bibliometrics of the developing world - Research Trends | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Recent bibliometrics developments for the developing world. In 2011, the developing world published over 830,000 scholarly papers, representing just under 40% of the world's scholarly output. These countries have indeed been developing ...
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I wonder how much of Asia's boom (which appears to be the primary source of the overall increase) is due to the rise of OA journals.

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DailyDirt: Mistakes In Science Publishing - Techdirt

DailyDirt: Mistakes In Science Publishing - Techdirt | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
DailyDirt: Mistakes In Science Publishing
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DailyDirt: Mistakes In Science Publishing. from the ...
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Are editors & peer reviewers just getting sloppy, or overloaded?

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Can You Picture This? Academic Research Published as a Graphic Novel!

Can You Picture This? Academic Research Published as a Graphic Novel! | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
What would be a novel way of engaging people more people with research findings? Academics are wondering if traditional journal articles are still fit for purpose or if an injection of creativity i...
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This makes me think of the animations made of the StoryCorps recordings...

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Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing
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"We are committed to improving research outcomes and researcher productivity," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier.
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The carnivorous world of free markets...a little fish (Chandos) is swallowed by a big fish (Woodhead), who is eaten by a shark (do I need to say it?).  A quick search of our catalog shows 19 print books, 2 ebooks, and 9 ejournals from Woodhead & 18 print books from Chandos.  

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Gardner, Joel (2012). How to Structure Academic Writing.

Gardner, Joel (2012). How to Structure Academic Writing. | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Gardner, Joel (2012). How to Structure Academic Writing.
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We could all learn a little from this...

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Epiphanies from Chris Anderson

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Chris Anderson has been called many things: a visionary, a pioneer of the Internet economy, a proselytizer of DIY 2.0. But it's probably more apt to think of him as a weather vane: He might not control the winds of change, but he's often the first to see which way they're blowing. Trained as a physicist with a sideline in quantum mechanics, Anderson brought a scientist's curiosity to the helm of Wired magazine. In his nearly 12 years as editor, he made science and technology cool again, while writing a trio of books about Silicon Valley's big ideas, from the "long tail" theory of how to sell stuff online to why giving things away for free is good for business. His latest manifesto isMakers: The New Industrial Revolution, and he's putting his money where his mouth is with3D Robotics, a do-it-yourself company that envisions a world full of inexpensive, autonomous drones. No longer just a weather vane, now Anderson is taking to the sky.


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So now, Chris Anderson is into DIY.

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University Of California Approves Major Open Access Policy To Make Research Free | TechCrunch

University Of California Approves Major Open Access Policy To Make Research Free | TechCrunch | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Does this change the formula?  The UC System is huge and produces a lot of research.  But will the faculty follow-through?  

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Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool.

Citelighter - The fully automated bibliography, research, citation, and internet highlighting tool. | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Check out @Citelighter for your next research project! http://t.co/Zd9XlXSmlY via @sharethis
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Hmmm, yet another online citation management...since I still haven't found a perfect tool, maybe I'll check this out.

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Embargoes Can Only Go So Far to Help New Ph.D.'s Get Published - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Embargoes Can Only Go So Far to Help New Ph.D.'s Get Published - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Scholarly Communication | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Embargoes Can Only Go So Far to Help New Ph.D.'s Get Published
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Mari Nicholson-Preuss doesn't like having scholarly research locked behind pay walls.
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More discussion on the AHA policy

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