Guest Post — Event Streaming Start-Ups: A Strategic Overview and Taxonomy

The value of streaming video as a genre of scholarly communication is just being established. Today, Danielle Cooper and Dylan Ruediger profile the leading start-ups in this space.

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Guest Post: A Decade of Open Data in Research — Real Change or Slow Moving Compliance?

Mark Hahnel looks at the progress that’s been made toward open research data — what’s been achieved, what still needs work, and what happens next?

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Guest Post — Google, Atypon, NIH, and Information Discovery’s AI-Fueled Future: Notes from a BioASQ Panel

A report from the 9th annual BioASQ workshop discussing the ongoing development and future of AI-based tools.

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Elsevier’s ScienceDirect as Content Supercontinent? 

Does today’s news of Wiley etc. syndicating to ScienceDirect mean Elsevier is developing a supercontinent to compete with ResearchGate and Google Scholar? 

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Guest Post: Scholarly Book Publishing Workflows and Implications for RIM Systems

The ability to harvest and reuse publications metadata at scale is good for STEM journal articles but poor for monographs, with significant implications for RIM systems. Why is this so? 

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Guest Post — Towards Standardizing Plain Language Summaries: The Open Pharma Recommendations

Adeline Rosenberg offers a look into the value of providing plain language summaries in research papers, and the standards created for doing so.

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Book Review — Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization

In 2014, Google created a disruption for both libraries (and publishers) with its digitization activities. Where do things stand now? What’s needed to move forward?

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Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI: An Interview with Darrell Gunter

Today we feature an interview with Darrell W. Gunter, the editor of a new book on Transforming Scholarly Publishing With Blockchain Technologies and AI.

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Guest Post — BioASQ for the Win: Inside the Healthiest Competition You’ve Never Heard Of

A look at BioASQ — an annual competition to develop AI systems to help drive medical progress.

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Article Sharing Framework: Facilitating Scholarly Sharing Through Metadata

The STM Association released an Article Sharing Framework to facilitate use of scholarly collaboration networks in compliance with new EU Copyright Directive.

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Guest Post – Starting a Novel Software Journal within the Existing Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem: Technical and Social Lessons

The Journal of Open Source Software was designed from scratch using the principles of open source and software design practices. This has both advantages and disadvantages, particularly with respect to elements of the traditional scholarly publishing ecosystem.

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