Blogs selected for Week February 1 to February 7, 2016

1. Should you #DeleteAcademiaEdu? On the role of commercial services in scholarly communication. Reflecting on the recent surge of criticism about the commercial motives of scholarly social media platform, Paolo Mangiafico, in his post in The Impact Blog, argues this is now an ideal opportunity for scholars to make informed choices about their work. […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 25 to January 31, 2016

1. The Open Syllabus Project, Altmetrics, and a New Dataset The Open Syllabus Project has created a database of over 1 million college syllabuses and extracted the names of the materials used in these courses. These materials are analyzed quantitatively and ranked. The creators of the service propose a new metric for the evaluation of […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 18 to January 24, 2016

1. The e-Reader Industry Needs to Address e-book Content Errors Major publishers collectively sold 250 million e-books in 2015 and a significant number of titles fail in the quality and control department. Some e-books have spelling mistakes and others have formatting issues. Unfortunately Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Google are not doing enough […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 11 to January 17, 2016

1. Journals give more publicity to ‘weak science’ Scientists often bemoan journalists’ shoddy reporting of research findings. The writer and physician Ben Goldacre has even made a career dissecting shaky scientific claims that appear in British newspapers. But a new study suggests that scientifically illiterate hacks in desperate need of a story might be only […]

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Blogs selected for Week January 4 to January 10, 2016

1. The Next Decade of Data Science: Rethinking key challenges faced by big data researchers The vast availability of digital traces of unprecedented form and scale has led many to believe that we are entering a new data revolution. Will these new data sources and tools allow us to improve business processes in transformative ways? […]

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