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The future of content curation

(mediatel.co.uk): With an explosion in the amount of content vying for our attention, quality content curation of all kinds has a high value. It's a function long owned by magazine and newspaper publishers through the role of the Editor, but now for some one performed by the networks that we're a part of, or by technology through social bookmarking services like Delicious, or Apps like Instapaper, or social content aggregators like Paper.li that collect together the most popular links shared by the people you follow on Twitter or around a particular hashtag.
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Are Peer-Reviewers Overloaded? Or Are Their Incentives Misaligned?

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): When multiple scientists come up with similar solutions simultaneously, it may be time to take notice. In this week's issue of Science, a letter to the editor, titled "Battling the Paper Glut," proposed a solution to finding competent reviewers.
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Librarians are self-archiving at twice the global baseline rate

(openaccess.eprints.org): Holly Mercer reports that the self-archiving rate in library and information science is nearly 50% among librarians (and double the 20% global baseline even among nonlibrarians). Nevertheless, not even all articles for which immediate OA self-archiving has been endorsed by their publishers (c. 58-68%) are yet being self-archived even in library and information science, let alone the over 90% after embargo (or the 100% that can be deposited immediately in Closed Access allowing the semi-automatic eprint-request Button to provide Almost-OA during any embargo).
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Publishers Try an End Run Around Apple's iPad Policies

(marketingvox.com): Rumors are circulating that Apple is on is way to developing a digital newsstand that lets publishers sell subscriptions to magazines and newspapers. This would be separate from the individual issues marketed through the App Store, through which publishers have been selling since the iPad's launch.
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Open Source tool set to design and run applications across all screens

(alphagalileo.org): With the mobile internet growing exponentially, the call to develop a single universal platform for the development of mobile internet applications is becoming stronger than ever. That is why more than twenty partners from research and industry, representing the mobile web, consumer electronics and the automotive industry, have teamed-up to create the Europe-wide Project "Webinos". Led by the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, a consortium of major, international companies will develop an open source platform and software components that will allow cross-platform use of services and technologies that can be operated on multiple screens.
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