What we read this week (15 June 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. We’re catching up after holidays and conferences this week.

Disruptive Publishing

Frank Norman highlights some of the changes in science publishing aimed the biomedical  researcher community. Paul Bradshaw has a great summary of the #GENSummit 2018 and how AI is impacting publishing and journalism. Continue reading “What we read this week (15 June 2018)”

BMJ’s best practice app wins Best Mobile App award

Cardiff-based software development Box UK, won for its innovative work rebuilding BMJ’s best practice app used by healthcare bodies worldwide to improve outcomes. To ensure the needs of medical professionals and students remained at the heart of the new app, users were consulted throughout development. The app is now the only product in its market that provides evidence-based information in an easy-to-use yet clinically-accurate way, both offline and online.

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What we read this week (18 May 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about.

eBay is experimenting with Progressive Web Apps

Traditional websites require an internet connection to function. And we’ve all experienced the limitations of an intermittent internet connection during our daily commutes and journeys. eBay have realised the importance of an internet connection when selling to people who are on the move, hence eBay is experimenting with Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
https://www.windowscentral.com/twitter-says-its-new-progressive-web-app-pwa-represents-renewed-commitment-windows 

ARC Publishing now think of themselves as a technology and engineering company

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What we read this week (11 May 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about.

Measuring impact and usage

Melissa Grant, Lucy Vernall and Kirsty Hill have measured the impact of health-related research broadcast on prime time television and found that participants’ understanding of the issues had been enhanced and some had changed their behaviours as a result of the research (research paper here). Continue reading “What we read this week (11 May 2018)”

What we read this week (4 May 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about.

Publishing

The Harvard Digital Publishing Collaborative explore what publishing production and editorial functions can learn from how software developers with Andrew Savikas, former CEO of Safari  who also ran the Tools of Change for Publishing conferences. Andrew talks about the difficulties of XML first workflows and newer approaches which particularly resonated with us. Continue reading “What we read this week (4 May 2018)”

What we read this week (27 April 2018)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members. These are articles we’ve read and liked, things that made us think and things we couldn’t stop talking about. It’s an eclectic mix this week:

Publishing:

We’re really interested to see how the FT’s experiment with :CRUX to use Knowledge Acquisition as an approach to content recommendation will work out. We could see this approach working well for some of our audience segments.

Other things that caught our interest included, David Matthews writing about the split over how publishers should tackle ResearchGate, Ruth Wells is thinking about applying agile to publishing processes outside of Tech Departments, Ryan Regier’s flowchart looking at how at to manage access to unsubscribed content in an Institutional library.

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