Archive for May 2012

Ask and You Shall Receive

To our beloved users, Just dropping in with a quick note about ReadCube’s Enhanced PDF functionality. We just want to say how thrilled we are with how much everyone is using the Enhanced PDF feature to improve the reading experience for thousands and thousands of scientific articles available from Nature, PubMed Central, and other Enhanced…

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Finally, the popularity of the LOLcat explained…

In the opinion of this blogger, it is a universal truth that if one browses the internet long enough, one will encounter a digital artifact, idea, or trend that is simultaneously widespread yet devoid of any explanation for its ubiquity. Indeed, the lack of intellectual, humorous, artistic, spiritual, or any other sort of intrinsic value…

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The Rising Cost of Information Access

According to Harvard University Library’s Faculty Advisory Council, the cost of subscriber agreements between Harvard’s libraries and journal publishers has become prohibitive. Calling the situation “financially untenable” in a recent public memo, the Advisory Council laid out the current state of affairs vis-a-vis subscription costs, explaining that price hikes and bundling agreements have spiked the cost…

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