January 23, 2022

New York Times: "Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals"

From a NY Times Article: Like newspapers and the music business, scholarly publishing has been drastically affected by the Internet. But the differences are as striking as the parallels. Unlike journalists, most academics are paid for research or teaching, not writing. Yet all academics need to publish their work — to share and validate their […]

"Historic Arabic Medical Manuscripts Go Online"

From the Wellcome Library Blog: Arabic medicine was once the most advanced in the world, and now digital facsimiles of some of its most important texts have been made freely available online. The unique online resource, based on the Wellcome Library’s Arabic manuscript collection, includes well-known medical texts by famous practitioners (such as Avicenna, Ibn […]