PubTech Radar Scan: Issue 14

Quick update before I head off on holiday for some much needed R&R.

Shiny new things

Odds and Ends

NFTs

  • Would it be possible to apply academic publishing tech to the NFT craze and build some kind of Crossref and archiving service for NFTs? “The NFT token you bought either points to a URL on the internet, or an IPFS hash. In most circumstances it references an IPFS gateway on the internet run by the startup you bought the NFT from. Oh, and that URL is not the media. That URL is a JSON metadata file”. More on this Twitter thread

AI and automation

  • Enago is running a survey that aims to explore the role and impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and tools on the future of academic publishing.

A couple of events that caught my attention

Jobs

And finally….