cd-roms and ipads - analysis of publishing as a workflow and why iPad will not save glossy magazines.
“For those of you blessed with senile amnesia or youth, CD-ROMs were the first wave of “interactive media” in the mid-eighties, and the great hope for publishing houses struggling to understand what they might be doing in the 21st century. Companies from Dorling-Kindersley to News Corp threw millions into CD-ROM publishing, with very little ultimate return.”
Ian Betteridge: notes for a talk on designing for the iPad Technovia
Frederic Filloux on design, newspapers, iPad
“The fundamental fracture between print and digital media lies exactly here: paper is a fantastic vector for a reading experience driven by curiosity; the web is a cold medium utterly efficient for a search-based, focus-driven reading.
How to reconcile the two? There is no single (nor simple) answer. Such solution will arise from a combination of User Interface evolution with a real ability to deal with new devices, and with better search implementation.”
iPad DJ video YouTube
Rebirth by Propellerheads is out for the iPhone http://rebirthapp.com iPad next?
Liking picstory A story written within one picture, created on an iPhone from idea to tweet
4 ways to turn your mobile phone into an e-reader Passwordincorrect
OERCommons search app for iPhone/iPod touch
OER Search provides a quick and easy way to discover high quality open educational resources that are freely available online. Search from 30,000 resources that have been curated by educators, from over 300 collections and providers.
Newsweek on iPad: Think Really Different
Digital Economy Bill
Guardian: Lords angered over three strikes rule for filesharers
Y combinator looking for iPad startups
Free manual for investigative journalists Story-based Inquiry
JISC: How to build a business case for an Open Access policy
The new report shows how universities can work out how much they could save on their profit and loss accounts as well as increasing their contribution to UK plc when they share their research papers through Open Access.
The ‘modelling scholarly communication options: costs and benefits for universities’ report, written by Alma Swan, is based on different types of university. It shows how universities might reduce costs, and how they can calculate these saving and their greater contribution to society by following an Open Access route.
European Research Funders Throw Weight Behind UK Open Access Repository, UK PubMed Central
Welcome Trust via Resourceshelf
Tim Bray: giving up on patents
Birmingham Totalplace final report now available on the BeBirmingham website
Twitter geo tagging
Twitter Changes To Geo-API – Tag Your Tweets With A Location
A New Issue of Ariadne (#62) is Now Available. See Democratising Archives and the Production of Knowledge
Digital Economy Bill
Orphan works: leading museums & libraries support online access
Times: Unlock collections for access to all
Mortgaging the future of universities the e-book package way
Freedom of Information
Out-law: how to appeal an ICO decision: new guidance published
Google book settlement
Open Book Alliance Responds to Google’s Request for an Amended Google Books Settlement Approval
“What should news on iPad look like? Great interview with Guardian iPhone app designer
Guardian: Meet the Wikipedia of the mapping world
Google or Open StreetMap? Transparency slider control
New statistics about Social Networking, Mobile, and Internet Traffic
dana boyd publication list young people & social networking