RFID for Dick and Jane

Parents protest radio ID tags for students, from CNN The only grade school in this rural town is requiring students to wear radio frequency identification badges that can track their every move. Some parents are outraged, fearing it will rob their children of privacy. The badges introduced at Brittan Elementary School on January 18 rely on the same radio frequency and scanner technology that companies use to track livestock and.. Read More

Elsevier gives back some rights

I ride the bus to campus in the mornings with a man who is the Assistant Editor of an Elsevier journal here at UNC. I don’t know if he’d want me to name him, so I won’t. We’ve been talking over the course of a few months about scholarly publishing and Elsevier and predatory pricing and institutional repositories and the scholarly communications convocation. Anyway, this morning he hands me a.. Read More