Responsive web design is a design approach that strives to provide the best browsing experience regardless of device or screen size. As regular readers of this blog will know it’s been making huge gains in popularity. Continue reading
Research shows that 65% of the so-called predatory publishers named on Beall’s list
may be based in the United States and may not, as much of the ‘predatory’ rhetoric would indicate, be a developing world, or offshore phenomenon. Continue reading
We published a post on the importance of web accessibility
back in February.
We were very clear that we believe that a fully accessible web will better reflect its global audience and will empower a greater number of people to discover what they need to take a full and active role in their society. So this brief follow-up to the earlier post looks at the implications of web accessibility guidelines in the US market – specifically Section 508.
Stone clad house in Manchester (credit: wikipedia)
I was at UKSG
last week and was lucky to attend a fascinating (though poorly attended) session by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
The recent report on TechCrunch
that Mendeley is ‘joining’ Elsevier for a sum in the region of $69M-$100M was of especial interest to us at Semantico, prompting memories of the symposium dinner
we hosted just a few months back at which Mendeley was a guest.
At that point, the company’s talks with Elsevier were not public knowledge. Now the confirmed sale is sparking controversy, and has launched a new hashtag on Twitter – #mendelete – promoted by those who see this particular piece of M&A activity as The Empire acquiring the Rebel Alliance
. Speculation is also intense about Elsevier’s plans for its acquisition.
Mendeley spoke under Chatham House rules at our Symposium, constraining what we can repeat here, but it is interesting to revisit that conversation in the light of subsequent events.