The DOAJ has announced that, sometime in 2015, “every single article entry in DOAJ will have, once again, its own landing page”, and each page will also have enhanced metadata to make it more Google Scholar friendly.
In a WordPress.com blog, you can now use a Greasemonkey script to get you past the dumb and childish “Beep Beep Boop” method of posting to your blog. Seems to work fine in the Firefox browser, as starting a new blog post takes me to the full-featured Classic editor. Why is this script needed?…
“on March 13, 2015, the preference setting for the choice of [WordPress.com blog] editor, which was implemented by a cookie through a link back to the classic editor, was removed.”
Bald’s Leechbook, an ancient leather-bound Old English manuscript from the 10th century, which is kept in the British Library in London, has yielded a potent new weapon against the MRSA ‘superbug’.
Over 3,000 scanned volumes from 336 Historical American Medical Journals. Not added to JURN, but noted here.
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private space fleet, has started to place its mission and craft pictures online, under Creative Commons Attribution.
Mineralogical Magazine (Mineralogical Society, 1876-1999)
Clay Minerals (Mineralogical Society, 1950-1999)
Wealden Iron, Series 1 (1969 – 1980) (Former iron industry of the Sussex, Kent and Surrey Weald, England)
Wealden Iron, Series 2 (1981 to date) (Former iron industry of the Sussex, Kent and Surrey Weald, England)
Google’s StreetView views inside art museums are having some of the public domain paintings painted out, due to copyright claims.
The world’s first scientific journal, the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London, was published on 6th March 1665. 350 years later, it’s still behind a padlock symbol on Hathi…
Added 600 Oral Histories from the IEEE Global History Network of the IEEE History Center.
The appalingly bad new re-design of the U.S. Web edition of Wired magazine has removed their online archive. JURN was previously able to index just the tables of contents for each archive issue. As this is no longer possible, I’ve switched to indexing just the feature articles of the U.K. edition of Wired, via the wildcard URL http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/20*/*/features/ Not an academic journal of course, but I think it’s important to leaven JURN a little in fast-moving areas such as contemporary fine art and new technologies, through judiciously adding quality in-depth accounts of/by actual practitioners.
What if Google Search could demote websites containing a large number of incorrect facts?