Added a further ‘exclude’ filter to JURN, to further try to weed out the idiots who post resumes / CVs on the main URL path of academia.edu/ (rather than in academia.edu/People/ etc). I’d say the site increasingly needs an autonomous search-and-delete bot for resumes and similar spam, that can keep the core of Academia.edu focussed on its “Share your papers” mission.
8.5% of Wikipedia articles have been written by a bot.
The latest Cites & Insights (Aug 2014) takes a long look at the trend toward self-publishing via online services. In the second half, there’s a set of follow-up articles on the predatory journals theme of the previous issue.
Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute (Zurich, 1996-2003)
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (AMOJ) (1952-current)
Proceedings of the Danish Institute at Athens (antiquity in the Mediterranean and Greece)
Advances in Ecology (Hindawi)
Google has removed its filter that enabled search of discussion forums, Usenet groups, Google+ groups (all six of them that are still active…), etc.
Scholar Ninja, new from Jure Triglav…
I’ve started building a distributed search engine for scholarly literature. … What makes Scholar Ninja unique is that all of its functions (indexing, searching, and distributed server) are contained within a browser extension. [and thus hardened against censorship] “What?”, I can hear you say, “How can that be? Since when can a browser be a server?” Since 3 years ago, when the almighty WebRTC was born. … [Scholar Ninja] is completely contained within a browser extension: install it from the Chrome Web Store. … beware that this is alpha software and may break completely.
Added 2,400 books in the unique Warburg Library, as PDFs scanned by Google/Internet Archive. The Library is currently under legal threat due to a need to save £500,000.