Reaching out to the World of Research Data and Persistent Identifiers

With this blog post I'd like to introduce myself as the new Outreach Manager of DataCite. Being an Open Science advocate by conviction, I am happy to contribute my knowledge and experience to DataCite's Engagement team. Before I joined DataCite, I was working for the Helmholtz Open Science Office in...

What’s Old is New Again: The Lost Art of Typewriting

The novelty of using a typewriter and the value in slowing down. The post What’s Old is New Again: The Lost Art of Typewriting appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen. Source: What’s Old is New Again: The Lost Art of Typewriting

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recommends Dimensions for making latest research on COVID-19 openly discoverable

Sometimes research information is needed more immediately than the traditional publication process allows for. One such example is the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, and COVID-19, the viral infection it causes. With a potential pandemic on the horizon, researchers need access to the latest research information, and fast. Allowing time...

Article processing charges: Mirroring the citation impact or legacy of the subscription-based model? | Quantitative Science Studies

Abstract: With the ongoing open-access transformation, article processing charges (APCs) are gaining importance as one of the main business models for open-access publishing in scientific journals. This paper analyzes how much of APC pricing can be attributed to journal-related factors. With UK data from OpenAPC (which aggregates fees paid for...

Opening science: The rebirth of a scholarly journal | Quantitative Science Studies

[...] The ultimate responsibility for a scholarly journal should fall with the scientific community, who serve as the gatekeepers, producers, and consumers of scientific content. While JOI prospered under Elsevier’s ownership, our community had only limited autonomy in managing the journal and deciding about its future direction. Editors were appointed...

Using open access resources in teaching – Teaching Matters blog

In this post, Lauren Smith, Digital Support Librarian, outlines why open access resources are important in teaching, how lecturers can incorporate open access resources into their teaching materials, and how Library and University Collections can support them… Source: Using open access resources in teaching – Teaching Matters blog

SCOSS seeking new potential candidates for 3rd funding cycle – SPARC Europe

Two years into helping secure vital, non-commercial services within the Open Science community; the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is searching for new potential candidates to help fund. SCOSS is requesting that the international community help identify non-profit services that help comprise essential Open Access or Open...

‘Sloppy science is often not intentional’ – U-Today

Research integrity isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s minds yet, says University of Utrecht professor of Jurisprudence Ton Hol, who was the main author of a report for a network of European universities on this subject. Universities should work on that. There’s room for improvement of scientists’ knowledge of methods...

Celebrating Three Years of Open Access at The Met | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This February marks the third anniversary of the Met's Open Access program; it's been an extraordinary third year, one that has far outstripped our expectations and revealed the significant impact the program is making. Open Access has been a remarkable success: The Met's artwork has reached a phenomenal 225 million annual...

OER Can Save Colleges Money, Too | InsideHigherEd

By Madeline St. Amour, February 20, 2020 A new study shows that open educational resources can help students save money, which encourages them to enroll in more classes. The report details the results of the Open Educational Resources Degree Initiative from Achieving the Dream, a network of 277 community colleges...

Symposium “Rethinking monographs: academic book publishing and open access” | News | The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) | Research | University of Groningen

On 23 March, the University of Groningen Library will host a symposium on open access book publishing focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Monographs and edited volumes remain important publication channels in the humanities and social sciences. However, open access book publishing is still in its early stages and...

Pre-registration and Open Data: Using Open Science to Your Advantage | School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Workshop, Wednesday 11 March, 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm Rountree Room, Biolink, Sydney, Australia Many scientists wish to improve their scientific practices by increasing their transparency, openness and reproducibility at every step of the experimental process. In this workshop, I focus on two important, interwoven open science practices: Pre-registration and open-access...

funding investigator for OPERAS infrastructure

"In the context of OPERAS-P project, dedicated to the structuration of the OPERAS infrastructure, and in collaboration with SPARC Europe, the investigator collects information on the existing funding mechanisms in the open scholarly communication landscape, more particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities. Resources collected (main information: types of funders, name...

An empirical assessment of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in the social sciences (2014–2017) | Royal Society Open Science

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190806 Serious concerns about research quality have catalysed a number of reform initiatives intended to improve transparency and reproducibility and thus facilitate self-correction, increase efficiency and enhance research credibility. Meta-research has evaluated the merits of some individual initiatives; however, this may not capture broader trends reflecting the cumulative contribution of...

Introducing InTRePIDs – New PIDs – The PID Forum

InTRePIDs (In-Text Reference Pointer Identifiers) are new globally unique persistent identifiers for in-text reference pointers (aka in-text citations), those textual devices (e.g. “[1]”, or “(Peroni and Shotton 2012)”) that appears in the main text of a citing work, uniquely denote individual bibliographic references within that publication’s reference list, and relate...

Kicking off Train the Trainers Events by FAIR Principles – NI4OS- Europe

The webinar series series conducted under the project NI4OS-Europe targets project members and EOSC promoters and it gives an insight look into the train-the-trainers model. This methodology provides an effective strategy to equip project partners and subject matter experts with new knowledge on how to facilitate others and how to...

The “Pure Publish” Agreement

Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish component in a transformative agreement. @lisalibrarian The post The “Pure Publish” Agreement appeared first on The Scholarly...

Post-publication open peer review experiment

Examples of participating books (CC BY 4.0)A final report on the results of the post-publication open peer review experiment that took place from October 2018 to June 2019 within the HIRMEOS project has been published. The project has included the implementation of an annotation service on the OpenEdition Books platform....

Open Educational Resources Manager (Univ Library Systems Manager) in New York, NY for CUNY City University of New York (System Level)

ob Title: Open Educational Resources Manager (Univ Library Systems Manager) Job ID: 21819 Location: Central Office Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular POSITION DETAILS The Office of Library Services (OLS) at the Central Administrative Office of CUNY supports the libraries at the University's 24 campuses to coordinate and enhance library services...

DOAJ’s global activities in 2019: the year in review – News Service

In 2019, DOAJ’s Ambassadors and Editorial Team took part in almost 40 international events across the globe. In this post, we are highlighting the wonderful and varied work of our Ambassadors and illustrating just how much DOAJ is in demand. Source: DOAJ’s global activities in 2019: the year in review...

Federal Register :: Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research

"OSTP, and the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Subcommittee on Open Science (SOS), are engaged in ongoing efforts to facilitate implementation and compliance with the 2013 memorandum Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research [1] and to address recommended actions made by the Government Accountability Office in...