January 22, 2022

News Roundup

1. Standards:

What is Webmention?

“The W3C Social Web Working Group is calling for review of Webmention, which is now a Proposed Recommendation. Webmention provides a mechanism for a webpage to notify another webpage when it mentions its URL, and when the content around the mention changes or is deleted. From the receiver’s perspective, it’s a way to request notifications when other sites mention it. This mechanism is a core building block for a decentralized (social) Web, because it allows sites to automatically learn about connected content, without any prior setup or agreement. For users, an immediate benefit is cross-site comments. Comments on the PR are welcome until 30 November.”

2. Biomed Central and Springer Retract Articles by Iranian Scientists over Authorship Manipulation (via Nature.com)
||| Coverage From Retraction Watch

3. Budget Issues: “California State Library Says Goodbye to Scopus” (via UC Berkeley Library)

3. Scribd Adds Access to Eight Magazines (With More to Come) to Monthly Subscription Service

4. Taylor & Francis eBooks and CRC netBASE Platforms Now Available to Order through ProQuest OASIS

5. Sage Publishing Launches Collection of 480+ Videos that Illustrate How Research is Done



About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.