Force11 Blogs


The first issue of Quantitative Science Studies

Source: Open Citations and Semantic Publishing Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:39pm

The memorable date 20/02/2020 saw the publication by MIT Press of the first issue of Volume One of a new journal, Quantitative Science Studies (QSS), the official open access journal of the...


OpenCitations described

Source: Open Citations and Semantic Publishing Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:53pm

OpenCitations is an infrastructure organization for open scholarship dedicated to the publication of open bibliographic and citation data. We at OpenCitations are proud to announce the publication,...


PROGRAMME

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:31am

Originally posted on Creating Comics, Creative Comics 2020: Monday 6th April.0930-1030?CA B414 Studio Theatre.?Registration and?Welcome.? 1030?–?Keynote.??Dr.?Sarah Lightman.?Building Bridges: Art,...


More than THAT

Source: Dan Cohen's Blog Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:54am

“Less talk, more grok.” That was one of our early mottos at THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, which started at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George...


Guest Post — An Open Agenda: European Funder Approaches to Open Science

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:30am

Rob Johnson of Research Consulting and Vanessa Proudman of SPARC Europe look at a recent survey of of European funders to explore what's being done to drive change in scholarly communication, and...


Brave Browser and the Wayback Machine: Working together to help make the Web more useful and reliable

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:12pm

The Web just got a little bit more reliable. Available today, starting with version 1.4 of its desktop browser, Brave has added a 404 detection system, with an automated Wayback Machine lookup...


Open Humanities: Why Open Science in the Humanities is not Enough

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:01am

Open science has become a catch all term to describe the many different ways in which digital networked communication technologies have opened and begun to transform research and scholarship across...


Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:30am

One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can't have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom? The...


The Books Beloved by David Bowie

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:53pm

David Bowie (1947-2016) left behind more than 40 albums, 40+ films, and a list of his 100 favorite books. Restlessly creative, in a constant state of reinvention, artist David Bowie defies simple...


Love Zombies? Thank the Public Domain

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 1:12pm

With more than 3.1 million views to date, “Night of the Living Dead” is among the most popular feature films on the Internet Archive. The 1968 movie is also generally acknowledged as one of the...


As academic writing becomes increasingly standardised what counts as an interesting paper?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:00am

Academic writing is often criticised for its tendency to be arid and unengaging, but what makes a paper interesting? Whilst there is always an intangible element to the quality of being interesting,...


“Recenter Library Systems on the User”: An Interview with OhioLINK’s Gwen Evans

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 2:30am

The major US library consortium OhioLINK has created a vision for the systems that libraries use for acquiring content from publishers, managing collections, and enabling discovery. An interview...


Book Review: Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice! by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 2:00am

In Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice!, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic presents a new guide to data communication, featuring over 100 hands-on exercises and 250 data visualisations to help build skills...


The fantastic world of Russian book covers

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 1:11pm

We’ve been digitizing a bunch of books in Russian recently, and we’ve been enjoying some of the distinct graphical design choices made by Russian publishers. A lot of information about a...


Read-and-Publish Open Access deals are heightening global inequalities in access to publication.

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:30am

One of the most significant impacts of Plan S (the drive to initiate an open access transition in scholarly publishing) has been to accelerate interest in national level read-and-publish deals....


What’s Old is New Again: The Lost Art of Typewriting

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 2:30am

The novelty of using a typewriter and the value in slowing down. The post What’s Old is New Again: The Lost Art of Typewriting appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Retractions: the good, the bad, and the ugly. What researchers stand to gain from taking more care to understand errors in the scientific record

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:00am

Retractions play an important role in research communication by highlighting and explaining how research projects have failed and thereby preventing these mistakes from being repeated. However, the...


Introducing the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Dynamics Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 3:11am

In recent months, the words “infection” and “outbreak” have not been far from anyone’s mind as we’ve faced the emergence of a new coronavirus, COVID-19. Across the globe, efforts are underway to...


Announcing the PLOS ONE Collection: Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:53am

PLOS ONE is excited to publish the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Collection. As the global population ages, the impact and prevalence on Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to...


The “Pure Publish” Agreement

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:30am

Pure publish contracts are possible now. It is not necessary to wait for the subscription publishers to change their business model or to pair a pure publish component with a read and publish...


Announcing the PLOS ONE Collection: Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

PLOS ONE is excited to publish the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Collection. As the global population ages, the impact and prevalence on Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to...


Introducing the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Dynamics Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 4:00pm

In recent months, the words “infection” and “outbreak” have not been far from anyone’s mind as we’ve faced the emergence of a new coronavirus, COVID-19. Across the globe, efforts are underway to...


Generating impact in the absence of government: Northern Ireland’s unlevel playing field

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 3:00am

Impact assessment regimes are largely a-spatial, in that they assume that the academics they assess have equal access and opportunities to influence at different scales, local, regional, national,...


Ask The Chefs: Adapting Core Skills

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:30am

This month we asked the Chefs: As times change, how have you evolved your core skills to continue to add value to your work and fulfillment to your career? The post Ask The Chefs: Adapting Core...


Science Exchange Named Finalist for Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards 2020

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Science Exchange, the SaaS-enabled marketplace for outsourced research and development (R&D), today announced that it has been named a...