by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
JSTOR has officially launched its Register & Read program, which allows the public to access a limited number of articles free of charge, in exchange for their personal information. JSTOR has also published a statement about activist Aaron Swartz, whose death has sparked a flurry of articles and actions among supporters of open data. Political fallout from Swartz’ criminal investigation continues.
Nicholas Carr published a Wall Street Journal piece about a perceived decline of e-book popularity, and David Ulin at the LA Times has some comments on it. (Editor’s note: This article was our ATG Article of the Week: Has the e-book bubble burst?)
New guidelines from the National Science Foundation are spurring more discussion of altmetrics for valuing research products.
And finally, who’s the worst publisher?
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.