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Gone Fishing

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 2:30am

We're off for the US and UK holiday and this week's SSP Meeting. A musical interlude to move you into summer... The post Gone Fishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Open Biomaterials Research

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 7:50pm

  In this Guest Blog, Guest Editors from the Open Biomaterials Research Collection discuss the range of research topics featured in the collection, their contributions to open science and...


Spark New Ideas & Technologies at DWeb Camp 2019

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 12:28am

You’re Invited to the DWeb Camp 2019 On July 18-21th, the Internet Archive is convening a special gathering around decentralized technologies and principles for a more open, private, secure...


71,716 video tapes in 12,094 days

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:21pm

On November 4, 1979 Marion Stokes began systematically video taping television news and continued for more than 33 years, until the day she died. The Internet Archive is now home to the unique 71k+...


Ethics In Technology – Community Night and Comedy Show Friday June 21st, 2019 at 6pm

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:06pm

Politics got you down? Looking for a new way to digest ethical quandaries? Feeling like you need some laughter in your life? Have we got the event for you! Come join us at the Internet Archive for...


Four reasons to graphically illustrate your research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 3:06am

Academic writing is often criticised for being overly complicated and impenetrable to anyone outside of a small circle of experts. In this post Gemma Sou reflects on how communicating her research in...


Ask The Chefs: Annual Meeting Sessions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 2:30am

Are you looking forward to this year's SSP Annual Conference? We are! This month we asked the Chefs which sessions they were planning to attend and why. The post Ask The Chefs: Annual Meeting...


Regulating Cryptocurrencies

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:00am

Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin emerged not just from three decades of computer science research, but also from two interrelated cult-like ideologies of the right, libertarianism and Austrian economics....


Does evidence still matter? 10 strands of continuity and change in evidence based policy and practice

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 4:00am

The concept of evidence based public policy has been well established for over 20 years and unsurprisingly has sustained numerous critiques and criticisms over this period. In this post Annette Boaz...


Can Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media Drive Downloads, Citations?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 2:30am

A brief review of studies linking social media and article-level performance. The post Can Twitter, Facebook, and Other Social Media Drive Downloads, Citations? appeared first on The Scholarly...


Charting the rise and fall of North American leadership in global science: Insights from the population of Nobel Laureates.

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 3:00am

For the majority of the last century North America has been at the epicentre of global scientific research. However, through the course of the 21st century other countries have begun to close this...


Landscape Analysis: A SPARC Report on the Changing Nature of the Academic Publishing Industry and the Implications for Institutions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:30am

The latest report from SPARC is a departure from advocacy and is very well done. Robert Harington discusses key findings from Claudio Aspesi et al., for SPARC – A Landscape Analysis: The Changing...


Ten Hot Topics

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 8:00am

The topic of scholarly communication has received short shrift here for the last few years. There has been too much to say about other topics, and developments such as Plan S have been exhaustively...


Reflecting on a year of partnership to boost higher education in East Africa

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:38am

Significant change often seems hard to achieve in higher education – but in the last year, Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) – a partnership of East African...


Guest Post: The Surprisingly Low Burden of Subscriptions at Institutions

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:30am

Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many...


Parables of Care at the Graphic Medicine 2019 Conference, Brighton, UK

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 6:34am

I am pleased to (slightly belatedly) announce on this blog that our multidisciplinary panel discussing Parables of Care will feature in the programme of the Graphic Medicine 2019 international...


Knowledge exchange or research impact – what is the difference between REF and KEF?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 3:30am

The UK research system has historically been innovative in its approach to measuring and assessing the impacts of academic research. However, the recent development of the Knowledge Exchange...


Will Transformative Agreements Unravel Library Consortia?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:30am

Will cost share allocations for transformative agreements threaten the cohesion of library consortia? The post Will Transformative Agreements Unravel Library Consortia? appeared first on The...


Book Review: Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology edited by D’Lane Compton, Tey Meadow and Kristen Schilt

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 3:00am

In Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology, editors D’Lane Compton, Tey Meadow and Kristen Schilt bring together contributors to reflect on the challenges and rewards of developing and...


Friday Potion Puzzler

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 2:30am

A puzzle to keep your brain active on a Friday... The post Friday Potion Puzzler appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Review Of Data Storage In DNA

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:00am

Luis Ceze, Jeff Nivala and Karin Strauss of the University of Washington and Microsoft Research team have published a fascinating review of the history and state-of-the-art in Molecular digital data...


Assessing Impact Assessment – What can be learnt from Australia’s Engagement and Impact Assessment?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:00am

The impact agenda is an international and evolutionary phenomenon that has undergone numerous iterations. Discussing the development and recent release of the results of the Australian Engagement and...


Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities

Source: Scholarly Communication – The Idealis Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00am

Authors: Lucy Montgomery, John Hartley, Cameron Neylon, Malcolm Gillies, Eve Gray, Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Chun-Kai (Karl) Huang, Joan Leach, Jason Potts, Xiang Ren, Katherine Skinner, Cassidy...


Conference Season Is Here: Are you Prepared?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 2:30am

Jasmine Wallace shares strategies for getting the most out of attending publishing meetings. The post Conference Season Is Here: Are you Prepared? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Measuring Inequality – Creating an indicator to assess gender bias in universities

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 3:00am

Higher education and research institutions are increasingly coming to terms with the issue of gender inequality. However, efforts to move in this direction are often isolated and difficult to compare...