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Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:45am

A critical issue for advocates of Open Access (OA) has been the persistent lack of institutional incentives for academics to engage with Open Access publishing. Drawing on their research into Review...


Guest Post — Transitioning to a New Peer Review System: From Scary to Successful

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:30am

The idea of starting over with new peer review management system can make you break out in a cold sweat. Karen Stanwood offers her experience and lessons learned for those considering making a move....


Introducing the 2019 DWeb Camp Global Fellows

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:03am

One of the most promising aspects of the decentralized Web (DWeb) is that it’s a movement that envisions a world in which anyone can be empowered to build their own communication networks....


On the Aesthetic Education of Caregivers: Presentation Report from #GM2019 at the Parables of Care blog

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:13am

A quick report from our international team's participation at the Graphic Medicine 2019 international conference in Brighton, UK, hosted by theBrighton and Sussex Medical School, 11-13 July 2019.


The EFF vs. DMCA Section 1201

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:00am

As the EFF's Parker Higgins wrote:Simply put, Section 1201 means that you can be sued or even jailed if you bypass digital locks on copyrighted works—from DVDs to software in your car—even if you...


As schools become suffused with ed-tech, is the only response to constant surveillance the right to remain silent?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:15am

The growing prevalence of ed-tech in schools has prompted concerns over the ability of students (and parents) to develop informed decisions towards how, why, when and who uses school data. As...


Diverting Leakage to the Library Subscription Channel

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:30am

Springer Nature is leading in the effort to preserve library subscriptions by syndicating its content and, in doing so, would establish ResearchGate as perhaps the foremost service for the...


#DH2018 and #DH2019 Twitter Archive Counts. A Comparison

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:24am

The main #DH2018 and #DH2019 archive stats compared for last year and this year.


Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: progress, challenges and opportunities

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:43am

Many of us can now expect to live into our 10th decade. However, with almost half the population over 90 being diagnosed with dementia, the societal and economic costs of cognitive decline are...


Planning on writing over the holidays? Here is how to do it 

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:01am

Many academics use the summer holidays as a time to relax, unwind and finally get that writing project done. However, is setting aside large chunks of time over the holidays the best way to approach...


Guest Post — Library Publishers Convene in Vancouver to Discuss Open Platforms and Open Educational Resources

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 2:30am

Heather Staines shares highlights of this year's Library Publishing Coalition Forum, especially the focus on open platforms and tools. The post Guest Post — Library Publishers Convene in...


Correct Metadata is Hard: a Lesson from the Great 78 Project

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:38pm

We have been digitizing about 8,000 78rpm record sides each month and now have 122,000 of them done. These have been posted on the net and over a million people have explored them. We have been...


Lessons Learned: The DWeb Summit UX/UI Workshop

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:46am

Guest post by Iryna Nezhynska What should the user experience be for the Decentralized Web?  This is a short recap about how designers from blockchain and decentralized tech organizations...


Coding for and as social science

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 3:06am

An increasingly large share of human activity now takes place in online digital environments. However social researchers are predominantly trained to investigate and interpret a pre-digital world. In...


Things Called “American” in Different Countries

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 2:30am

A Friday video showing different things around the world that are called, "American". The post Things Called “American” in Different Countries appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


EveryONE: Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 9:17am

Note: this is the second of a series of posts in which you’ll get a glimpse into the important work that PLOS ONE authors are performing. Today we’re showcasing Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf...


Do no harm? – What development practice can teach us about negative impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 3:00am

As previous posts on the Impact Blog have highlighted, one aspect of the impact agenda that has until recently been relatively neglected has been that of negative impact, or ‘grimpact’. In this post...


Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:30am

Guest blogger Julie Zhu discusses publisher strategies and industry standards for tending to the “plumbing” of content discovery and access. The post Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing...


Oligopolies of Knowledge, {Digital Humanities} and Open Access: Looking at Scopus from the Global South… [form the North]

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:01am

Video and slides from my DH2019 presentation, DH2019 Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 10 July 2019.


Guest Post — Common Threads: Doing Things Differently So We Can Do Different Things

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 2:30am

As the amount of scholarship continues to grow, Common Threads asks what new insights and utility can be found in reorganization of content for new audiences. The post Guest Post — Common...


Finn Brunton's "Digital Cash"

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 8:00am

I attended the book launch event for Finn Brunton's Digital Cash at the Internet Archive, and purchased a copy. It is a historian's review of the backstory leading up to Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin....


Using LinkedIn for Social Research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 3:00am

Different social media platforms allow different levels of access to the data they hold for academic research. In this cross-post Daniela Duca explores some of the ways in which LinkedIn has been...


Transforming learning and connecting communities to support higher education

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 2:00am

David Monk of Gulu University in Uganda reports on a meal that brought together university staff and students with employers and members of the community to help forge closer links between university...


Welcoming A New Chef in the Kitchen, Haseeb Irfanullah

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 2:30am

Welcoming a new Chef in the Kitchen, Haseeb Irfanullah. The post Welcoming A New Chef in the Kitchen, Haseeb Irfanullah appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Why Should Researchers Volunteer for Global Evidence Gathering Processes?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 2:31am

What could motivate researchers to get involved in global evidence-informed policy influencing processes such as the one led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - and how can we ensure...