Well guys, apparently I'm not the only one with a nerdy gossip column. Straight from the scientist, here is a list of the juciest science scandals of 2011.
The highlights include:
Scientist gets up to 100 articles retracted!
Arsenic Based life!
A Climate Change Skeptic Plagiarizes Wikipedia!/
Happy Holidays everyone!
Vook, formerly a publisher of video enhanced e-books, has changed its focus from content to platform. The new incantation will allow individual authors and groups to build their own vooks on a tried and tested system. The first project is a line ...
Pamela here, checking in from the Teachers College Record (TCR). (For those of you who I haven't yet met, I've been coordinating the TCR commentary page since mid-summer).
Just writing to let you know that the TC Record is now on Twitter! Please follow, RT, mention, etc as you see fit-
TCR Twitter page.
(The TCR Twitter page is a little empty at present, but things will be picking up soon).
Thank you very much, and see you around both in actual and virtual space!
E-periodical aggregator Zite has released a series of interesting blog posts detailing article reading by state. The lists were generated using the topics that readers in specific states are more likely to peruse than the average American. New Yorkers read more about the Yankees, Judaism, and advertising while my lovely homeland of Minnesota scored highly in Innovation, Leadership, Baseball, and Beer. The data is pretty hilarious and the blog also details Zite's brushes with copyright law.
Booktrack, a company offering sound and music enhanced e-books, was recently covered in the NYT for nothing so much as its cool factor. Sugardaddied by Paypal's Peter Theil and facilitated by Brooke Geahan of the delightfully ridiculous Accompanied Literary Society, Booktrack may have th...
Tim Carmody wrote recently in Wired about his disappointment that the e-publishing startup Push Pop Press, makers of software for writers and publishers to turn their books into interactive e-books for the iPad, was recently acquired by Facebook. Facebook has no plans to get into the publishing business--they just wanted the technology that Push Pop developed to produce a better Facebook for the iOS platform.
Push Pop published merely a single book (by Al Gore on the environment) bef...
The road to the Google Books settlement has been long, complicated, and challenging. You may remember back in March when Judge Denny Chin shot down Google's bid to begin selling access to scanned out-of-print and orphan works in their database. Yesterday Judge Chin, frustrated with the slow pace of progress on the case, gave Google a deadline of September 15t...
(apologies if this is a dupe share)
Basically, what people have been saying would be inevitable has happened at the University of Oregon library and they're opting out of their "big deals".
Worth a read.
Tikatok, a book and e-book production app aimed at children, will now be available as a mobile app exclusively via the Barnes & Noble store. Storytelling apps are nothing new, but Tikatok has a digi-to-print feature that particularly piques my interest. The physical book is much more expensive, $18.99 to the e-book's $2.99, but it se...
Neil Allison (McGraw Hill)
David Lindrum (Soomo PUblishing)
Dr. Laura Pople (Xplana)
Dr. Gerry Hanley (MERLOT)
KElly Fischbach (Barnes/Noble)
I hope this isn't a double.