Force11 Blogs


The 360° Competitor

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, October 5, 2020 - 2:30am

The defining aspect of such an organization is that it operates as an industry nexus. The post The 360° Competitor appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


The UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers will transform working conditions, rights and responsibilities of researchers globally

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 11:55pm

  Scientific research has suffered from a lack of global standards. This is set to change due to the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation for Science and Science policy which codifies the coals and value...


[07/11/2020] Remix ta thèse : 2040 : des souris et des profs.

Source: HackYourPhD Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 1:20pm

Confinement oblige l’évènement prévu au départ le 28 mars 2020 a été reporté. Remix ta thèse revient le 7 novembre 2020 au CRI pour un atelier intitulé « 2040 : des souris et des profs »...


Book Review: Data Feminism by Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren F. Klein

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 1:00am

  This review originally appeared on LSE Review of Books. If you would like to contribute to the series, please contact the managing editor of LSE Review of Books, Dr Rosemary Deller, at ...


Strengthening critical thinking skills through different online learning approaches

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 4:59am

With a wealth of conflicting ideas and opinions available online about many of the pressing issues facing the world today, skills to appraise information sources and recognise biases in interpreting...


SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 4, The Publishing Industry and the Pandemic Part 1

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

In this fourth episode of SSP's Early Career Development Podcast, we look at strategies and programs to support staff and employees during a time of great uncertainty for many in the publishing...


The rush to research COVID-19 risks compromising research integrity and impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:09am

This is the first post in a six-week series: Rapid or Rushed? exploring rapid response publishing in covid times. Much academic research is currently characterised by a rush to capture the effects of...


Guest Post —  On Clarifying the Goals of a Peer Review Taxonomy

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2:30am

The research community needs to make peer review -- and how the function of peer review is communicated -- more systematic, nuanced, and standardized. Formal metadata such as taxonomies can advance...


Policymaking in a pandemic must be decisive, transparent and inclusive

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:55pm

In a pandemic, policymakers have to deal with uncertainty and rapidly evolving information. Ramathi Bandaranayake and Merl Chandana use examples from COVID-19 to draw guidance for how policymakers...


Deans Blog: Education Online, A Data Science Opportunity

Source: Professional Developments Worth Sharing Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:41am

In 2007 we started a company SciVee.tv to communicate science in the still early days of streaming video. Believing that YouTube would only be the realm of cat videos and that serious science...


How to make university classes more gender responsive

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:15am

If changes to higher education are to achieve their objectives fully they need to be inclusive of all students. Mai Skovgaard shares what some university teaching staff in Tanzania and Uganda are...


The Toxicology Insider: New Providers on Science Exchange vol. 2

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:32am

Whether you need IND-enabling animal studies, vaccine testing, or any other type of nonclinical safety assessment, you can accelerate your...


Guest Post — Reopening Laboratories: What the New Normal Means for Researchers

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

Swarnali Bhattacharya and Ashley Fernandes of Enago Academy look at the requirements and risks of re-opening research laboratories. The post Guest Post — Reopening Laboratories: What the New...


For academic publishing to be trans-inclusive, authors must be allowed to retroactively change their names

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:19am

Many trans researchers change their name to match their gender identity. However, there is currently no clear, simple or standardised way for publications to be updated to reflect this. As a result,...


ALPSP Virtual Conference & Awards 2020 Report: The legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 12:39am

This year’s ALPSP conference may have felt very different to previous years – experienced in front of a screen in one’s office, living room, or kitchen instead of in a hotel conference centre sitting...


Liability In The Software Supply Chain

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Atlantic Council Report On Software Supply Chains was already rather long when I got to the last of the report's recommendations that I wanted to discuss, the one entitled Bring Lawyers, Guns and...


Software and software metadata

Source: Daniel S. Katz's blog Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 5:11am

As I’ve been involved in the new FAIR for Research Software (FAIR4RS) activity (jointly run under FORCE11, RDA, and ReSA), I’ve been leading a subgroup looking at the FAIR (data)...


Guest Post — Why Federated Access Matters: One Library’s Pandemic Story

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2:30am

Emily Singley discusses how Boston College adapted to federated access technologies to better support campus users during the pandemic, and why this matters going forward. The post Guest Post...


If university campuses close, can everyone learn from home? What happens when the home becomes the classroom in India  

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 11:59pm

The reorganisation of work lives bought about by the pandemic has also been met with a reorganisation of domestic space as the site where work now takes place. For Higher Education, this means that...


Evangelical Seminary Decides Digital Library is Best for Students

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 6:00am

Evangelical Seminary’s Rostad Library donates 80,000 books to the Internet Archive for digitization and preservation (July 14, 2020). Image courtesy Jason Scott, CC BY 2.0. As the global...


The Non-Lockdown Chronicles 3: Expecto Patronum!

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 4:31am

Harry goes back to uni.


How an equitable knowledge ecosystem can improve adolescent health in Northern Nigeria

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 4:14am

John Young discusses the role of policy engagement and collaborative planning in helping health interventions to be effective amongst adolescents in Northern Nigeria.


Chefs ‘Set the Stage’ for SSP New Directions Seminar

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:30am

Scholarly Kitchen Chefs open SSP's 2020 New Directions seminar discussing how we can support academic peer-reviewed research and the entire academic publishing ecosystem during this unprecedented...


How to research policing? Talk to people who have been arrested. 4 insights from 150 arrested individuals on role and reform of the police.

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020 - 12:00am

Over past months, the Black Lives Matter movement’s denunciation of police violence has been spotlighted in the wake of high-profile police killings of Black men in the United States. Over the past...


Book Review: Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective by Hilton L. Root

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 1:59am

In Network Origins of the Global Economy: East vs. West in a Complex Systems Perspective, Hilton L. Root argues for the need to consider economies and social orders as open, complex networks,...