Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, a day I enjoy immensely. I even contribute to the fun every now and then. This year the crop among the science/scholcomm/library community seemed especially strong so I thought I’d share.
- Science, Nature Team Up on New Journal / Science
- PeerJ now requires authors to deposit ‘selfies’ in a data repository prior to publication / PeerJ
- Publish or Perish: Is Publishing the Career it Once Was? / The Scholarly Kitchen
- Oxford Commas to Perform at ALA Meeting / The Scholarly Kitchen
- Announcing a better way to measure your value: the Total Impact Score / Impactstory
- Why I, a founder of PLOS, am forsaking open access / Michael Eisen
- Scholarly Soup Kitchen welcomes new HEFCE OpenAccess repository and Hargreaves Copyright Reforms / Peter Murray-Rust
- CERN to switch to Comic Sans / CERN
- Hadron Collider II planned for Circle Line / The Independent
- Literary character graces library garden / University of Windsor Library
- Scientists must use more jargon for public to appreciate science, study shows / AGU Blogosphere
- Semester in Space / Simon Fraser University
I’m sure there are a bunch of other good ones out there that I missed. Please feel free to add your favourites in the comments.