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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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Blogs selected for Week December 14 to December 20, 2015

1. Will the impact framework fix the problems the research audit found? The results from the latest university research audit indicate that research in Australia is improving. Under the government’s latest reform of research funding, academics will be assessed not only on their quality of research through the ERA, but also on the economic, social […]

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Blogs selected for Week December 7 to December 13, 2015

1. Scholarly Publishing Demographic Survey Reveals Major Diversity Challenges In Scholarly Publishing #STMchallenges Laura Wheeler, in her post in the Digital Science Blog, discusses an analysis conducted by Digital Science, Fordham University School of Business, SSP, ALPSP, STM and CSE, which ran from December 2014 to January 2015. The survey shows that although there is […]

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