Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ebook Trends in 2013

E book prices continue to fall:
In the past few months, pricing of ebooks and issues of competition are coming into sharper focus. Changes are coming much faster in the publishing world today—prices for titles are dropping and we are seeing the development of new models and channels for publishing, distribution, and sales.
Read full article by N. K. Herther.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

9 Facts about Top Journals in Economics

Two UC Berkeley researchers ( David CardStefano DellaVigna ) have released this NBER paper: 

"How has publishing in top economics journals changed since 1970? Using a data set that combines information on all articles published in the top-5 journals from 1970 to 2012 with their Google Scholar citations, we identify nine key trends."

Monday, January 7, 2013

170 billion tweets archived

The Library of Congress has "an archive of approximately 170 billion tweets and growing. The volume of tweets the Library receives each day has grown from 140 million beginning in February 2011 to nearly half a billion tweets each day as of October 2012."
Click to view a a white paper [PDF] that summarizes the Library’s work to date and outlines present-day progress and challenges.