Listing of Recent Diigo Links (weekly)

  • “Today, more than ever, academics and professionals need to question the value of publishing in closed journals. Forget for a moment the ludicrous prices many publishers charge for personal and institutional subscriptions. Think about the audience. Just how many people will actually read an article in a closed journal? 10? 20? 50? 100? The answer for most closed journals is – not very many. Conversely, publishing in an open access journals can increase the audience dramatically. Essentially, because they are free and online, open access journals are read more widely.”

    tags: openscholar

  • Desktone ( has released the industry’s first virtual Windows desktop available now for Chromebooks. In minutes, Chromebook users can seamlessly shift to Windows to use Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, SAP or Oracle applications.

    tags: cloudbook

  • Many collab tools available & important + community to bring together (like – Facebook for academics) #ccaeducause + nanoHUB

    tags: ccaeducause mytweets

  • The Academicpub application gives educators the ability to create their own custom books — in print and e-book format. Our application provides real-time copyright clearance and an ever-expanding content library along with the ability to add your own materials and articles from the web. And – peer recommendations from colleagues in your discipline can present new possibilities to enrich your courses.

    tags: ebooks micropub

  • “…a new build-your-own-textbook service called AcademicPub, which arranged payment of royalties and compiled the material for publication. His students were given three options for buying the book: Download a digital edition for $14.95, get it in paperback for $27, or go for the hardcover for $45.”

    tags: openscholar ebooks micropub

  • Impressive list of links to languages and compilers that reduce to JavaScript. Being constantly updated.

    tags: javascript

  • Web2PDF converter helps Internet users, website publishers and bloggers to save their content to PDF and then share, print or archive it. Web2PDF Converter is fast, powerful and easy to use.

    tags: tools

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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