Open GLAM

"Open GLAM presents global perspectives on open access to the cultural heritage in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs). Submissions are welcome so please don’t hesitate to submit a story...." Source: Open GLAM

Indonesia’s first scientific data bank is a step towards strengthening ‘open data’ practices

"In August 2019, the government launched the National Scientific Repository (RIN) to become a national-level repository that aggregates research data from various sources. Born from the mandate of Indonesia’s new science law, the repository aims to make research data accessible for the academic community to verify scientific discoveries better and make it easier...

Columbia University joins OLH LPS model

"We are delighted to announce that Columbia University through its network of libraries has just joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.... The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform...

Why NIH is beefing up its data sharing rules after 16 years | Science | AAAS

"The U.S. National Institutes of Health last week released a draft policy that will require all investigators with NIH funding to make their data sets available to colleagues. For the first time, grantees holding any NIH-funded grant—not just those above a $500,000 threshold in direct costs—will need to submit a detailed plan...

STRIDES Initiative | Data Science at NIH

"The NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative allows NIH to explore the use of cloud environments to streamline NIH data use by partnering with commercial providers. NIH’s STRIDES Initiative provides cost-effective access to industry-leading partners to help advance biomedical research. These partnerships enable access to rich...

EPFL Open Science Champions – Open Science at EPFL

"In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021. The first call for proposal attracted nearly 50 propositions submitted between mid-September and mid-December 2018. Eight projects were...

arXiv and the Symbiosis of Physics Preprints and Journal Review Articles

Abstract:  New thinking needs to emerge about how to reform publishing along lines that best meet two perennial needs of scientific communication. This paper discusses a model that addresses these two needs with respect to physics. Given the considerable barriers that its realization in pristine form faces, the model aspires merely...

Whose Book is it Anyway? A View From Elsewhere on Publishing, Copyright and Creativity – Open Book Publishers

"Whose Book is it Anyway? is a provocative collection of essays that opens out the copyright debate to questions of open access, ethics, and creativity. It includes views – such as artist’s perspectives, writer’s perspectives, feminist, and international perspectives – that are too often marginalized or elided altogether. The diverse range...

E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules – The New York Times

"The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government can use to determine public health regulations, overriding protests from scientists and physicians who say the new rule would undermine the scientific underpinnings of government policymaking...." Source: E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write...

High Court narrowly backs Ordnance Survey in ‘address wars’ case | UKAuthority

"In particular, the judgment will give ammunition to businesses wishing to re-use datasets created under the EU INSPIRE directive and those published under the Open Government Licence. The litigation began in 2016 when 77m, a small business registered in Surrey, sought a declaration from Ordnance Survey that a product called...

Reflections on Global Community Biology of the Future: It is Open, Diverse, and Thriving | PLOS Synthetic Biology Community

"Community biology—a  movement that seems to democratize life sciences through access and diversity—has grown over the last decades.  This is reflected in a thriving population of community labs, like Genspace and BioCurious in the US, and Freak Lab in Thailand and Kumasi Hive in Ghana, and Co-Lab in Denmark—to name a few—that are popping up across the world. I’m reminded...

Wikimedia in Universities

"You are being invited to participate in a survey titled 'Wikimedia in Universities'. This survey is being done by Nick Sheppard from the University of Leeds. We are also interested in how other organisations are using Wikimedia e.g. Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) The purpose of this survey is...

The open access shift at UWA Publishing is an experiment doomed to fail

"A statement released by UWA claims the changes will help “to guarantee modern university publishing into the future”, foreshadowing “a mix of print, greater digitisation and open access publishing.”... The notion that a respected publishing house can be replaced by open access publishing is disproved by examining other Australian university presses, such...

Latin America’s longstanding Open Access ecosystem could be undermined by proposals from the Global North | LSE Latin America and Caribbean

"Open access is often seen as a process of switching from the existing closed-subscription model of scholarly communication to an open one. But Latin America has had an open access ecosystem for scholarly publishing for over a decade, and the recent AmeliCA initiative seeks to develop cooperative scientific communication further still. These...