Archive for September 12th, 2023

Improving the Science blog – The Rogue Scholar service.

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Some 13 years ago, I speculated about the longevity of the type of science communication then (and still now) represented by Blogs. I noted one new project called ArchivePress that was looking into providing solutions equivalent to what scientific journals have done for some 350 years of science communication. The link to ArchivePress no longer works, but details of the project can still be found here. Since then the technology and infrastructure has moved on, with a new backbone provided by the use of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in the form of DOIs. The PID ecosystem is now extensive and so a revival of the concept has recently been launched called The Rogue Scholar. Here I take a look at some of is features and illustrate these with application to this blog.