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Behavioural Economics on a Post-It

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 7:40am

The COVID-19 lockdown has rapidly and radically changed academic life, disrupting the normal patterns of teaching and research that define the university. In this post, Adam Oliver reflects on how...


To achieve visible impacts Horizon Europe must connect to local innovation dynamics

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 3:00am

The European Commission aims to use the new Framework Programme for research and innovation – Horizon Europe – to demonstrate to a greater extent than previously that public investments in research...


Connecting by Reading: A Selection of Books About Race and Racism, Part 1

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 2:30am

Today's post features several guest authors reviewing books on racism and anti-racism. When we read, we learn. The post Connecting by Reading: A Selection of Books About Race and Racism, Part 1...


You can publish open access, but ‘big’ journals still act as gatekeepers to discoverability and impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:30am

One of the proposed advantages of open access publication is that it increases the impact of academic research by making it more broadly and easily accessible. Reporting on a natural experiment on...


Educating Ourselves: Ten Quotes from Researchers Exploring Issues Around Race

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 2:30am

Shocking, sobering and thought-provoking quotes from, and links to, plain language summaries of research relating to systemic or institutionalized racism, white privilege, and related topics. The...


Bay Area Artist Relief Grant Exhibition

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 3:12pm

The Internet Archive and Ever Gold [Projects] are pleased to announce part two of our Bay Area Visual Artist Exhibition Production Relief Grant: an online exhibition featuring the work of thirty...


How Can You Help the Internet Archive?

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 10:55am

With the Internet Archive in the news for the past couple of weeks being mentioned prominently, we’ve had thousands of people discuss us in social media, and contact us directly with strong...


Book Review: Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist by Alexander Zevin

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 2:00am

In Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist, Alexander Zevin traces the 177-year history of the Economist newspaper, positioning the Economist not only as a lens for understanding...


Book Review: Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic by Serene J. Khader

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 2:30am

In Decolonizing Universalism: A Transnational Feminist Ethic, Serene J. Khader unpacks mainstream feminist approaches to women in the Global South – or ‘missionary feminism’ – to shed light on how to...


In ACM Interactions Magazine: Comics as COVID-19 Response: Visualising the Experience of Video-conferencing

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 12:10am

“Comics as COVID-19 Response: Visualising the Experience of Video-conferencing with Ageing Relatives” was published yesterday in ACM Interactions Magazine.… Continue reading In ACM Interactions...


Writing for edited collections represents a model for a creative academic community unfairly rejected by the modern academy

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 3:15am

Edited collections, are one of the most disparaged forms of academic writing, often written off as low quality, or a poor career choice. In contrast, Peter Webster argues for the unique benefit of...


We Step Aside: American Histories of Racism and Activism

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, June 12, 2020 - 2:30am

This week The Scholarly Kitchen is spotlighting research and researchers writing about systemic racism. Today we feature historians writing about American histories of racism. The post We Step Aside...


Revered Buddhist Monk Reflects on Transformational Change

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:24am

Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, before the righteous uprisings for racial justice swept across the world, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi decided to open his new memoir with this quotation...


Impacts of the temporary National Emergency Library and controlled digital lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:43am

Our team of librarians launched the NEL on March 24 to help those who were disconnected from their physical libraries, and the feedback our team received has been overwhelming. Almost immediately...


The Lockdown Chronicles 40: Daniel

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:00am

Daniel tweets a thread. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 40: Daniel →


Mbarara team develops app to detect and stop sexual assault

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:39am

At a recent gender workshop in Mbarara, Uganda, Femi Nzegwu interviewed creators of a new mobile app designed to detect and prevent sexual assault on university campuses and beyond.


For China’s ambitious research reforms to be successful, they will need to be supported by new research assessment infrastructures

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:00am

The Chinese government recently announced that research assessment in China should no longer be predominantly focused on metrics, Web of Science based indicators and what has become known as ‘...


We Step Aside: Indigenous Deaths in Custody in Australia

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 2:30am

This week The Scholarly Kitchen is spotlighting research and researchers writing about systemic racism. Today's post is about the deaths of Indigenous people in custody in Australia. The post We...


How a Gender Alliance aims to tackle inequities in higher education in Uganda

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:41am

Femi Nzegwu describes the new Uganda Gender Alliance and the role it hopes to play in breaking down gender barriers in research and higher education in Uganda.


Temporary National Emergency Library to close 2 weeks early, returning to traditional controlled digital lending

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:07am

Within a few days of the announcement that libraries, schools and colleges across the nation would be closing due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we launched the temporary National Emergency...


The Lockdown Chronicles 39: Bernard

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 8:00am

Bernard checks Twitter. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 39: Bernard →


We Step Aside: Why Are There So Few Black Physicists?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 2:30am

We Step Aside: This week The Scholarly Kitchen is spotlighting research and researchers writing about systemic racism. Today's post comes from the resource of Particles for Justice. The post We Step...


Organisational change is a challenge uniquely suited to the insights of social science

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 8:00am

The organisational cultures of businesses and institutions of all kinds have massive implications for society, from day-to-day working conditions, to the impact organisations have on the environment...


We Step Aside: “Libraries on the Frontlines”

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 2:30am

This week The Scholarly Kitchen Chefs step off stage in order to spotlight research and researchers writing about racism from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Today's spotlight is "Libraries...


The re-use of qualitative data is an under-appreciated field for innovation and the creation of new knowledge in the social sciences

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020 - 4:30am

The value and potential of data re-use and the associated methodology of qualitative secondary analysis (QSA) is often overlooked. Dr Anna Tarrant and Dr Kahryn Hughes propose, that as COVID-19...