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A 4th of July Like No Other

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 - 2:30am

Happy 4th of July, or at least as happy as one can be these days. The post A 4th of July Like No Other appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


#IGNCC20 Workshop Materials: Ambiguity, Empathy and Narrative Co-Design: The User Experience of Reading Dementia Care Comic

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, July 3, 2020 - 2:58am

Our synchronous workshop at the International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference was hosted synchronously yesterday Thursday 2 July 2020 at 4pm BST. … Continue reading #IGNCC20 Workshop...


Two major library groups join chorus of support for controlled digital lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 1:26pm

This week, two major library organizations affirmed their commitment to the longstanding and widespread library practice of digitizing physical books they own and lending out secured digital...


To build a better world after COVID-19, now is the time to transform how we think about social science commercialisation

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:50am

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown many opportunities have arisen to rethink how and for whom our societies operate. In this post, Julia Black argues that social sciences can play a...


Guest Post — Leveraging Technology Partnerships in Times of Crisis

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30am

Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen discusses a new Silverchair report on how publishers are leveraging technology partnerships to adapt to the pandemic crisis. The post Guest Post — Leveraging...


Anti-racist science communication starts with recognising its globally diverse historical footprint

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 3:00am

Science Communication is often presented as a unique response to and offshoot of the prevalence of western science in modern societies. Lindy Orthia and Elizabeth Rasekoala argue against this notion...


Adapting for sustainability: taking training of trainers online to continue higher education support

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:00am

At the mid-point in what should have been a face-to-face workshop to strengthen future facilitators and mentors of course redesign in East African universities, Tabitha Buchner and Josie Dryden share...


Guest Post — Marketing in Times of Disruption (and How to Avoid a #marketingfail) 

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:30am

Collen Scollans looks at effective marketing strategies during disruptive times. The post Guest Post — Marketing in Times of Disruption (and How to Avoid a #marketingfail)  appeared first on...


Premier Religious School Donates Quarter of a Million Volumes to Internet Archive’s Open Library

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:35am

Books from the Claremont School of Theology Library collection Scholars will soon have online access to 250,000 research volumes from a premier theological school, thanks to a donation from the...


Bill Shannon RIP

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 8:00am

Last Thursday my friend Bill Shannon lost a long battle with cancer. The Mercury News has his obituary. I thought to create a Wikipedia page for him as I did for my friend John Wharton. But, true...


A post-pandemic research agenda

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 4:59am

As governments refocus their attentions from managing COVID-19 to planning for the aftermath and recovery from the pandemic. Steven Hill, draws on the work of the economists Mariana Mazzucato and...


Ask The Interns: What Is The Value Of Internships?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 2:30am

Have you benefited from an internship (giving or receiving!)? This month we talk to interns and internship managers to hear what value internships have brought to them and the industry. The post Ask...


The UK National PID Consortium: A Pathway to Increased Adoption

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:30am

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) are an essential part of the open research infrastructure, but need widespread adoption to be effective. Learn about Jisc's plans to increase adoption through a national...


Book Review: The Infographic: A History of Data Graphics in News and Communications by Murray Dick

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 3:01am

In The Infographic: A History of Data Graphics in News and Communications, Murray Dick offers a new cultural history of the infographic, tracing its emergence and development in Britain from the...


Three Pulitzer Prize Winners Discuss Racism, Slavery, and Resistance in American History

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 2:30am

A fascinating conversation among important authors about racism, history, and our current moment. The post Three Pulitzer Prize Winners Discuss Racism, Slavery, and Resistance in American History...


Behind Every 78 Recording Lies a Story

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:46pm

by Liz Rosenberg For the last eight weeks, our 78s Dating Team has been combing through the history of musical recordings. Among our 78s collection of 188,000 sides sat a backlog of 40,000...


Deanonymizing Ethereum Users

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:00am

In last January's Bitcoin's Lightning Network I discussed A Cryptoeconomic Traffic Analysis of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network by the Hungarian team of Ferenc Béres, István A. Seres, and András A....


Modern Times: A Quick Note on Editorial and Peer Review Work in Accelerated Publish-or-Perish Academic Cultures

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:47am

At The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship, the most frequent query I receive is about the time it takes to get a decision and get published. I share here my position on article processing...


Guest Post — Navigating Your Career in Publishing: Introducing the SSP Professional Skills Map

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:30am

The Professional Skills Map, initiated by the SSP Career Development Committee aims to guide scholarly publishing professionals across industries and career levels in recognizing their personal...


How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture: An interview with Daniel Hook, CEO of Digital Science

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 2:30am

In this interview Robert Harington asks Daniel Hook (CEO of Digital Science and co-author of the new Digital Science report. How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture) about his views on fundamental...


Building a home for the Physical Sciences at PLOS ONE

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 1:44am

Historically, PLOS ONE is best known in the life sciences and biomedical fields. However, as a multidisciplinary journal, we have always welcomed research from all subject areas, including the...


How do our partners feel about working with INASP?

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:02am

Jon Harle reflects on findings from a recent survey of INASP's partners.


[Virtual] Conference Season Is Here: Are you prepared?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:30am

This year's conference season will look a lot different than last year's. Here are some tips to getting the most out of attending a virtual conference. The post [Virtual] Conference Season Is Here:...


More Impacts of the National Emergency Library

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:16am

Following our previous post, we have continued to receive messages about the impact of the National Emergency Library before it closed last week. If you’d like to share your story of how you...


Equity in Scholarly Publishing: An Interview with the Workplace Equity Project

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:30am

The findings of the Workplace Equity Project's 2018 survey have recently been published as a peer-reviewed article in Learned Publishing - learn more in this interview with WEP founders Susan Spilka...