Some implications of "digital" for academic publishing

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A day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher


How do researchers really look for and find content for their research? That’s a pretty fundamental question! So I turned to the research project “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher” with great anticipation to identify that part of the …

A Sparrho in the library?

The Sparrho team

Sparrho ( is a discovery tool for researchers. The user registers their interests and Sparrho provides them with “feeds” (largely abstracts, cut can be videos or papers) of relevant content. So clearly Sparrho appears to meet a need. 

They claim it replaces Electronic Table of Contents …

Finding scholarly articles: “if it’s important, it will find me”

An article by Kent Anderson in Scholarly Kitchen reviewed four of the megajournals (although by the end of a longish article, he decided that there was only really one megajournal: PLOS ONE, which is today publishing around 100 articles per day, or 36,500 articles …

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