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. Check back every Friday for a new post.
- When evaluating research, different metrics tell us different things [suggested by Adrian Aldcroft, Editor, BMJ Open]
- Crossref have launched a new Ambassador Program and are seeking ambassadors to be the first port of call for updates, to test out new products or services, to be the eyes and ears within the local academic community and work closely with Crossref to make scholarly communications better for all.
- In Tapping Technology to Advance the Future of Journalism Sam Dolnick, an assistant managing editor at The Times who oversees digital initiatives, discusses the tech he’s using and new publishing strategies that The Times might be experimenting with.
- M.G. Siegler raves about the new version of Firefox which inspired us to write a post about how to listen to BMJ articles using Firefox. Although the audio narration in Firefox isn’t too bad it’s nowhere near as good as these examples from Tacotron 2
- To finish our audio theme week, what if HAL-9000 were Alexa (H/T: @adamrickstead from @NimbusNinety)
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