Change in Copyright Law as a Market Intervention to Realize the Welfare Potential of Text Mining in Scientific Research

A few months ago I’ve finished a working paper with the title “Change in Copyright Law as a Market Intervention to Realize the Welfare Potential of Text Mining in Scientific Research“. It leaves questions open and I’m planning to address its weaknesses at a later point, but it’s now available on SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2386238 NB: A public […]

Scientific Publishing: Disruption and Semantic Build-Up

Update: The complete article (Parts 1, 2 etc.) was peer-reviewed and published in LOGOS: The Journal of the World Book Community (http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/095796509X12777334632744). The version on this webpage includes a few minor corrections which didn’t make it in the version published in LOGOS. Update: Post-print version here: http://dx.doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/5WGAN. Introduction A new technology paired with a viable business model […]

IHS Shows Where STM Value Goes

Triggered by Michael Nielsen’s blog post about disruption of scientific publishing and value migration away from publishing companies, in this post I will briefly summarize acquisition activities of IHS, Inc. (IHS), one of the leading providers of science, technical and medical (STM) information, to examine whether these activities substantiate a broader STM market trend also […]