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Academics who offer their books free online reach many more readers and are cited slightly more often. Surprisingly enough, it has little effect on the sale of paper editions, positive or negative.
Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.
Visionaries thought technology would change books. Instead, it's changed everything about publishing a book.
Three recent books challenge the tech industry's myths of self-reliance and prescience.
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A new book by actor Alan Alda is all about communication — and miscommunication — between doctors, scientists and civilians.
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Case studies and lessons from the data-intensive science.
Alison Abbott hails a memoir from Italian senator and biologist Elena Cattaneo, scourge of pseudoscience.
Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Athene Donald weighs up a survey of workplace changes designed to avoid gender bias.
Selected Writings on Open Access, 2002–2011, MIT Press, 2016
A college librarian's take on technology.
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