Open access solutions for biodiversity journals: Do not replace one problem with another – Peterson – 2019 – Diversity and Distributions – Wiley Online Library

"This change would appear to be positive, as it would remove the for‐pay subscription barrier to reader access to the journal, and thus would appear to constitute an intriguing step in a series of advances in opening access to the scientific literature, in line with recent proposals as those of...

Publisher’s Note – 2019 – Diversity and Distributions – Wiley Online Library

"Recently, Wiley decided to move this journal, Diversity and Distributions (DDI), to an open access model by 1 January 2019. Shortly after, a manuscript entitled, “Open Access Solutions for Biodiversity Journals: Don't Replace One Problem with Another,” was submitted to the journal (Peterson et al., 2019). Wiley entered a conversation with the Editor in...

Public Domain Day | MIT Libraries

"What is the public domain? The public domain is everything that is not covered by copyright. It is a commons of creative content that is free for anyone to use and build upon without asking permission or paying a fee. Copyright protects creative works for a limited time in order...

Wikipedia Public Domain Day edit-a-thon – MIT Events | January 15, 2020

"Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm Building 10, 10-604 (inside Barker Library) 222 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139 Join the MIT Libraries for a Public Domain-themed Wikipedia edit-a-thon! January 1st, 2020 is Public Domain Day – the day when works published in 1924 go out of copyright in...

GetFTR, la réponse des éditeurs scientifiques au piratage

A group of the world's most powerful scientific publishers, including Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley, have released GetFTR, or Get Full Text Research, a platform for researchers. This tool seeks to enable users to access search results more quickly and easily, and is a response to pirate initiatives that have...

La question des revues dans la science ouverte : une approche fonctionnelle | Cairn.info

Schöpfel, J. & Fabre, R. (2019). La question des revues dans la science ouverte : une approche fonctionnelle. I2D – Information, données & documents, 2(2), 109-127. https://doi.org/10.3917/i2d.192.0109. The issue of journals in open science: A functional approach Open science has become a top priority of the French government's research policy. One...

Assistant or Associate Professor in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies

Department: Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies Institution: Alfred University The Sculpture/Dimensional Studies Division, within the School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, seeks an exceptional artist and educator for a full-time tenure track faculty position in mixed media sculpture, beginning the 2020-21 academic year. Requirements:...

VQR 2015-2019 e accesso aperto ai lavori presentati dalle istituzioni

The article discusses a novelty in the guidelines of the next research assessment cycle in Italy - VQR, i.e. the obligation that the research outputs eligible for evaluation be freely and openly accessible to all at least one of the following venues: a) university repository; b) OA thematic repository (e.g....

La science ouverte recrute | Inist

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research is recruiting: Project Manager for Open Science: https://www.place-emploi-public.gouv.fr/offre-emploi/charge-de-mission-h-f-aupres-du-conseiller-pour-la-science-ouverte-reference-2019-297933   Ministerial Administrator for Data in Research, Higher Education and Innovation: https://www.place-emploi-public.gouv.fr/offre-emploi/administrateur-ministeriel-de-donnees-h-f-de-la-recherche-enseignement-superieur-et-innovation-reference-2019-297925 Source: La science ouverte recrute | Inist

Seeing politics through intermediation and intermediaries

This study-day is about exploring the conceptual expanse of intermediation at local, national and international scales. The neo-liberal transformation of regimes of accumulation greatly affected the arrangement of political and state power (Jessop, 2007), functional logics of political actors, governance mechanisms and international diplomacy. Simultaneously, the type of competencies demanded...

Associate Professor / Professor – Art History and Curatorship – Mexico

The Department of Literature, Humanities, and Art History at Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, is receiving applications for a full-time teaching position in the Bachelor of Art History and... of Literature, Humanities, and Art History.   Recruitment Process If the request is considered pertinent, a personal interview with the applicant...

Associate Professor / Professor – First Language Teaching – Mexico

The Department of Literature, Humanities, and Art History at Universidad de las Americas Puebla is receiving applications for a full-time teaching position in the area of First Language teaching.....   The tasks s/he will perform will be the following: Teaching four courses per semester both in the First Language Area...

Controlled digital lending – Wikipedia

"Controlled digital lending (CDL) is a model by which libraries digitize materials in their collection and make them available for lending. It is based on interpretations of the United States copyright principles of fair use and copyright exhaustion. Proponents argue that CDL is legal under those principles because it relies...

Open Access Data Analyst

"The University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library (CDL) are at the center of a broad strategy to transition UC's multi-million dollar journal license expenditures to open access publishing through negotiated transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. The development and adoption of new open access publishing models requires CDL...

Open Access Publisher Agreements Manager

"The University of California Libraries and the California Digital Library (CDL) are at the center of a broad strategy to transition UC's multi-million dollar journal license expenditures to open access publishing through negotiated transformative agreements with scholarly publishers. The development and adoption of new open access publishing models requires CDL...

History is a common good

In line with the Italian Public History Manifesto, approved after our association’s meeting in Pisa in June 2018, AIPH intends to contribute to the affirmation of a greater awareness of the value of historical knowledge, an essential resource for understanding the present, planning of the future and exercising full citizenship....

Towards a New Social History of Sudan

The historiography of modern and contemporary Sudan has been shaped by its political history. Indeed, historians have often been called upon to respond to contemporary crises – civil wars, regime changes, international conflicts – often according to criteria of urgency, at the risk of falling into a certain presentism. In...

Professional Teaching Fellow (Based in China)

Department: School of Computing and Mathematics Institution: University of Waikato For the Bachelor of Design (Interface) The University of Waikato Joint Institute at Zhejiang University City College, China The University of Waikato has established a Joint Institute with Zhejiang University City College in Hangzhou, China. Students have the opportunity to...

Assistant Professor of Piano

Department: Music Institution: University of Kansas Position Overview The School of Music at the University of Kansas seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Piano expected to begin August 18, 2020. The University of Kansas School of Music is a comprehensive university music school offering professional training in a...

Open rank faculty position in Costume Design

Department: Department of Theatre and Dance Institution: The University of Texas at Austin The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a full time, tenured/ tenure-track faculty member with a focus in Costume Design for Theatre and/or Film/Television/Media. UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance...

Associate Professor/Professor and Director of the University Galleries

Department: College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Institution: North Carolina A & T State University The Director of the University Galleries will report to the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and is a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor or similarly...

Performing Arts Events Director

Department: Krannert Center for the Perfroming Arts Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is looking for a Performing Arts Events Director to Oversee and manage the Events Office, which is responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of all aspects of artistic and technical support...

Good Practices – Research Institutes – DORA

"DORA’s ultimate aim is not to accumulate signatures but to promote real change in research assessment.  One of the keys to this is the development of robust and time-efficient ways of evaluating research and researchers that do not rely on journal impact factors. We are keen to gather and share existing examples of good...

To fix research assessment, swap slogans for definitions

"Two years ago, the DORA steering committee hired me to survey practices in research assessment and promote the best ones. Other efforts have similar goals. These include the Leiden Manifesto and the HuMetricsHSS Initiative. My view is that most assessment guidelines permit sliding standards: instead of clearly defined terms, they...