Force11 Blogs


Taking baby steps towards making academic publishing conferences more welcoming to parents of young children

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 3:06am

Nisha DoshiSenior Digital Development Publisher Cambridge University PressIn the run-up to my maternity leave a couple of years ago, I was keen to identify as many ways as possible to keep in...


Making connections to improve research uptake

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:45am

A comprehensive approach to research uptake is needed for researchers, research donors and other stakeholders to maximize the usefulness and use of research, writes John Young


Guest Post: Pull up a Chair: SSP’s Unsession Empowers New Voices

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 2:30am

This year's SSP annual meeting included a special track of non-traditional sessions. Guest Chef, Christine Orr writes about round tables, bringing your own topic and listening to those who might...


Online journal clubs spark active discussions and new ways of exploring literature

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 4:55am

Andy Nobes reflects on the online journal clubs that started this year and build on the potential of social learning and peer collaboration that we have already seen with AuthorAID.


Guest Post: Plan S Version 2 and the Cost of Quality

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:30am

EMBO's Bernd Pulverer looks at the revised Plan S Implementation Guidelines. The post Guest Post: Plan S Version 2 and the Cost of Quality appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Book Review: Research Ethics in the Real World by Helen Kara

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 2:07am

In Research Ethics in the Real World, Helen Kara offers a wide-reaching exploration of research ethics, drawing on both European/Western and Indigenous ethics paradigms and perspectives. The book...


The Mueller Report – Now with Linked Footnotes and Accessible.

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 11:38am

The Mueller Report, orginally released as a scanned image PDF, is now available as a text-based EPUB document with 747 live footnotes and is conformant with both Web and EPUB accessibility...


Visa applications: emotional tax and privileged passports

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 3:02am

Researcher-artist Bathsheba Okwenje contrasts the visa requirements for a Ugandan national visiting the UK with a UK national visiting Uganda. While highlighting how some passports carry certain...


Good relationships are at the heart of good monitoring, evaluation and learning

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 3:00am

Learning systematically about what works is fundamental to putting research and knowledge at the heart of development. Working with other organizations has provided an opportunity for us not only to...


50 Years Later, What Neil Armstrong Saw Out His Window

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:30am

A simulation of what Neil Armstrong saw as he guided the lunar module in for a landing made via NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. The post 50 Years Later, What Neil Armstrong Saw Out His...


DWeb Camp Profile: Mary Lou Jepson on the Future of Practical Telepathy and Learning from Pioneers

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:47am

Some people are tasked with seeing into the future to offer us a sense of what it may hold. Mary Lou Jepsen is one of those people. Her curiosity sparks and ignites with the slightest provocation...


Developing a finer grained analysis of research impact: Can we assess the wider effects of public engagement?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 3:05am

Promoting public engagement with research has become a core mission for research funders. However, the extent to which researchers can assess the impact of this engagement is often under-analysed and...


Ask The Chefs: New Skills

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:30am

In a world of face-paced constant change, individual development and evolution is critical. What new skills have you developed in the past 5 years and why? The post Ask The Chefs: New Skills appeared...


Organ transplantations and ethical publishing

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:15am

0000-0002-6370-4254  Research involving human participants needs to follow the highest standards. The respect for human life requires that this research is conducted not only rigorously and with...


Thank you for the donation of 78rpm records from a Craigslist poster

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:29am

Mark Ellis alerted us to a Craiglist post of a storage locker of records being offered for free in San Jose in 2 hours. The owner wanted them gone. The Internet Archive sprang into action and our...


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...