Force11 Blogs


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...


Getting Ready for DWeb Camp: A Conversation with Kelsey Breseman

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 6:57pm

Earlier this week, I spoke with Kelsey Breseman, a rockstar engineer and entrepreneur working to solve climate change, protect public access to scientific data, and build a better web. Equal...


Why social science can help us to better understand organisational change in healthcare

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 3:08am

Lorelei Jones, Alec Fraser, and Ellen Stewart write that while the literature of large‐scale healthcare reform is dominated by competing forms of knowledge, social science in particular can offer new...


How do you do capacity development well?

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 3:55am

Jon Harle shares six suggestions for how we can approach capacity development more equitably, and more effectively.


Agile isn’t Always Cheaper, But it Should Mitigate Risk

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:30am

A lot of people talk about Agile project management and how effective it can be. They also talk about how hard it is to get executive buy-in. The disconnect is caused by a lack of understanding of...


Book Review: A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy by Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 2:00am

In A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy, Russell Muirhead and Nancy L. Rosenblum identify and outline the emergence of a new type of conspiracist thinking in...


Happy Fourth of July

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 2:30am

We're off for the US Independence Day holiday. Celebrate with the Staple Singers. The post Happy Fourth of July appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


#ScientistsWhoSelfie – How sharing selfies can build trust in science

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

Academic research is most often represented in abstract depersonalised formats, such as written articles and books, tables of evidence, infographics etc. Whereas these media have developed to convey...


They Know We Know They Know: Does Sci-Hub Affect Library Subscriptions?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:30am

So does Sci-Hub lead libraries to cancel journals, or doesn't it? Maybe the answer isn't a simple yes or no. The post They Know We Know They Know: Does Sci-Hub Affect Library Subscriptions? appeared...


The Web Is A Low-Trust Society

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 8:00am

Back in 1992 Robert Putnam et al published Making democracy work: civic traditions in modern Italy, contrasting the social structures of Northern and Southern Italy. For historical reasons, the North...