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The Future of Canadian Copyright Looks Bright

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:23pm

Canada updated its copyright laws in 2012, with the mandate that the new provisions be reviewed in 5 years. Over the past 2 years the Canadian government has been studying the impacts of the law...


'Making the case for embracing microPublications: Are they a way forward for scholarly publishing?'

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:33am

Albert Einstein said: “An academic career, in which a person is forced to produce scientific writings in great amounts, creates a danger of intellectual superficiality”. Researchers have been...


Disciplinary Identities and other barriers to advancing interdisciplinary working

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:02am

In this Guest Blog, Dr Linda Waldman, Professor Jo Sharp and Professor James Wood discuss the challenges surrounding authorship attribution in interdisciplinary research.    Interdisciplinary...


The gold rush: Why open access will boost publisher profits

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:57am

An important justification for transitioning from a subscription based journal publishing system to an open access journal publishing system, has been that whereas printing and distributing physical...


Internal Contradictions with Open Access Books

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 2:30am

Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment. The post Internal Contradictions with Open Access Books appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Hamilton Public Library joins Open Libraries

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:08am

In an effort to meet users’ growing needs around access to library materials, Hamilton Public Library has joined the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries program. Hamilton Public Library’s...


What the history of copyright in academic publishing tells us about Open Research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:00am

It has become a fact of academic life, that when researchers publish papers in academic journals, they sign away the copyright to their research, or licence it for distribution. However, from a...


Plan S and the Transformation of Scholarly Communication: Are We Missing the Woods?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:30am

Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we...


Requesters: How to update email notification settings

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:03pm

HELP FOR REQUESTERS How to update email notification settings...


Requesters: How can I update my user profile?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:56pm

HELP FOR REQUESTERS How can I update my user profile?...


Webinar: How to Use Science Exchange for R&D Services

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:12pm

Science Exchange’s technology platform accelerates R&D by providing scientists with an end-to-end solution for ordering, managing...


The Open Research Library: Centralisation without Openness

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 2:54am

Resolving the question of how to provide an infrastructure for open access books and monographs has remained a persistent problem for researchers, librarians and funders. Knowledge Unlatched’s recent...


Providers: How can I manage milestones and upfront payments?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 9:27am

HELP FOR PROVIDERS...


Engagement, infrastructure and roles: themes at #ScholComm19

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:33am

Dr Beatrice Gini, the Office of Scholarly Communication’s new Training Coordinator, recently attended the inaugural Scholarly Communication Conference at the University of Kent. In this post...


Awareness, Engagement and Overload – The Roles We All Play

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:00pm

tl; dr An increase in email traffic constitutes an increase in workload, and viceversa. But what’s key is that email per se is workload. The very awareness of email, and of a known/expected...


The changing imperative to demonstrate social science impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 8:00am

In less than a decade the impact agenda has evolved from being a controversial idea to an established part of most national research systems. Over the same period the conceptualisation of research...


Have You Played Atari Today?

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 1:42pm

Guest blog post by Kevin Savetz When I was a kid I fell in love with computers. Specifically, I fell in love with the Atari 800, one of the first microcomputers. I wanted to know everything...


Grimpact – Time to acknowledge the dark side of the impact agenda

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 4:02am

A critical blind spot in the impact agenda has been that impact is understood and defined solely in positive terms. In this post Gemma Derrick and Paul Benneworth introduce the concept of ‘Grimpact...


Book Review: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 3:00am

In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack seeks to better comprehend the unnoticed heterogeneous experiences of first-generation, low-income...


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...