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What's Holding Open Access Publishing Back?

As a small business working in knowledge-intensive, research-driven areas, I've got first-hand experience of the frustrations caused by mainstream research publishing: you find a research paper that looks useful, but it costs $30 to read the 15 pages if you haven't got some kind of institutional subscription. These costs keep going up, and even institutions are having to look critically at what they can afford, in what is known as the serials crisis. Recently George Monbiot stirred up a small storm by drawing attention to this — see one angry reaction, for example.

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The Best Social Media Blogs

Guest Post by: Monica Shaw

Social media blogs are a dime a dozen these days, it’s impossible to keep up with them all. We’ve been brainstorming our personal favourites here at Market Sentinel and came up with 34 blogs that we unanimously agree are great reads for people in the social media and digital planning industry.

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80 Essential Blogs for the Modern-Day Marketing Student

Guest Post by: Online Colleges

These days, marketing has changed by leaps and bounds. If you can’t keep up with learning the latest strategies, you simply can’t keep up. Check out these blogs to stay on top of the essentials in modern day marketing.

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Essential Reading for Online Community Managers

A good friend of mine started a new job for the new year – working in social media for a UK charity. She asked me what reading I could recommend for somebody looking to learn more about online communities and how they can be launched and grown. There are a whole range of great books out there on how social media is used and the impact this is having on society (anything by Gladwell or Shirky would be a great starting point), but she was interested specifically in things that help managing and growing communities online.

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40 Superb Psychology Blogs

PsyBlog is written by Jeremy Dean, a researcher at University College London.

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Endless Innovation Links: July 27 - July 31

by: Dominic Basulto

As we roll into another summer weekend, here are some of the best innovation links for the week of July 27 - July 31:

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What Are the Best Crowdsourcing/Co-Creation Blogs?

I'm putting together a list of the best Crowdsourcing/Co-creation/Collaboration/Open Innovation blogs. Here's a start:

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A Top 25 List of Social Media, Web 2.0 & Marketing 'Best-Of-Lists!'

by: Gary Hayes

I don’t know what is in the blogosphere water at the moment but every day for the last 6 months or so we seem to get a new list or top 10/20/25/50. They seem to fall into 1 of 4 categories.

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The Future Shape of Health and Care Management

by: Dick Stroud

My Outlook inbox contained two totally disconnected e-mails containing links that illustrate how care and health management in the future might (will) be managed.

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The Radio Times of the Future

by: David Jennings

This is the second of the excerpts from the first full draft of my book that I think it is worth rescuing from the cutting room floor. As I explained for the first one, there were a bunch of fictional scenarios that I devised imagining possible futures for consumers and for media organisations of different kinds. Some of them, including this one, were written in the form of interviews with media professionals.

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