The coolest thing I’ve seen today

Google Scholar is of course the talk of the academic town these days. And Firefox is just about the coolest thing ever. So it was only a matter of time before someone created a Firefox extension to harness Google Scholar. Ladies and gentlemen, let me present the Google Scholar OpenURLs extension, created by Peter Binkley of the University of Alberta Libraries. This exceptionally cool extension drops an OpenURL link on.. Read More

Oh, you thought you were paying for original content?

Well this is one way to beef up the ol’ citation count. Too bad the authors didn’t know it was happening. I tell you, you sign away your copyright and publishers think they can just walk all over you. But the quote of the day is this: “If something like this were to happen with a publisher that has had a sterling reputation, then it is my belief that we.. Read More