As the scope of digital humanities initiatives continues to evolve and grow, scholars and librarians are surfacing innovative possibilities for the field.

We took a snapshot of top news in academia surrounding: academic publishing, the open access and open data movements, publication metrics and more.

There has been over the last fifty years a substantial decline in the seriousness with which scholars are reading each other's work, says Professor Andrew Abbott in an article as relevant today as it was in 2008.