Need a scholarly journal article, rent it

Wired Campus reports on DeepDyve, a company that deals in scholarly publishing with a Netflix-like rental model. It offers articles from traditional publishers as well as open access sources.  Open access articles can be viewed for free while individual “premium” articles (from traditional publishers) can be rented for 24 hour period.  Rental prices start at […]
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The next One Laptop Per Child computer is a book

Wade Roush at xconomy reports on an announcement by OLPC’s founder Nicholas Negroponte (of MIT’s Media Lab) describing their next generation ebook laptop: The book-like design of the device “comes from something we’ve learned over the past couple of years—that the book experience is key,” Negroponte said during his presentation this morning. “Some people have […]
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VuFind: A 2.0PAC

VuFind, an open source project launched by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library, looks to be a very feature-rich overlay to the traditional online catalog. Although still in beta, it appears to be working toward implementing many of the same features that I recently saw in a presentation for the AquaBrowser library catalog overlay. The developer(s)? […]
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ScienceHack

Keeping an eye on…ScienceHack. It’s a search engine for online science videos (think YouTube) that adds a “peer-reviewed” layer. The about page says that “every video is screened and approved based on accuracy and quality by our scientists” but, as of now, doesn’t provide any names. It’s currently in alpha release.
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