About us | About Scoope | Contact us

 Sponsor Links
| Articles | White Papers | Presentations 

Articles                                                                                                  TOP

Long Road to Open Access

(insidehighered.com): It has been more than a year since five leading research universities agreed to establish "timely" mechanisms for paying the publication fees for faculty who decide to publish in open-access journals. The goal is to eventually lure journals away from a subscriber-based model that limits access to articles and costs libraries a fortune. Open-access journals eliminate the steep prices of print, but their growth has been limited by the absence of a revenue stream to support the costs associated with peer review. The idea that top universities might help subsidize these costs was seen by some as a key step toward creating a revenue stream to replace subscriber fees.
Click here

Virtual E-Book Summit Targets Libraries

(publishersweekly.com): A one-day online event that featured a keynote by technologist Ray Kurzweil and more than 15 hours of presentations, "E-Books: Libraries at the Tipping Point" focused on every aspect of the developing e-book market and its impact on public, school, and academic libraries. Held September 29 and organized by Library Journal and School Library Journal, the virtual "summit" on e-books certainly delivered on its promises. The conference was meant to address the fact that "public and school libraries are struggling to understand the e-book industry. The aim was to bring libraries and publishers together and offer a huge knowledge dump about what e-books are and what the challenges are for libraries.
Click here

A Library Without Walls

(nybooks.com): Can we create a National Digital Library? That is, a comprehensive library of digitized books that will be easily accessible to the general public. Simple as it sounds, the question is extraordinarily complex. It involves issues that concern the nature of the library to be built, the technological difficulties of designing it, the legal obstacles to getting it off the ground, the financial costs of constructing and maintaining it, and the political problems of mobilizing support for it.
Click here

Big Pharma hired ghostwriters to distort truth about hormone replacement therapy drugs

(naturalnews.com): When medical journals and journal supplements publish scientific information about drug research, you know the information has been carefully reviewed and is accurate and factual. But, it has now been documented that Big Pharma has literally paid writers to twist the truth about bad outcomes and to sneak distorted information and marketing messages into so-called "serious" medical journal articles.
Click here

Reed Business Information gets sued for computer usage violations

(theinquirer.net): Reed Business Information (RBI) is getting sued for computer misuse by construction industry portal Bidclerk.com. The construction networking site alleges that RBI's computers were performing denial of service attacks on Bidclerk.com and that it orchestrated a coordinated "click fraud" scheme aimed at the portal's paid advertisements..
Click here

For banner ads click here