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Preserving the legacy of a library when a college closes

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 7:00am

“I feel that, sadly, the College is closing, but the library is not. It is re-emerging in a different form.” —Mary Kickham-Samy, Director of Geschke Library, Marygrove College In June...


What Should Our PhD in Data Science Imply?

Source: Professional Developments Worth Sharing Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:11am

As we prepare to offer a PhD degree in data science, a highly interdisciplinary field encompassing every imaginable discipline, what does such a degree imply, what are employers expecting, what will...


Old-fashioned peer review is still seen as the best way to allocate grants, but reviewers deserve greater recognition

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 3:01am

The allocation of research funding on the basis of peer review has recently come under scrutiny, due to the difficulty of assessing the difference between growing numbers of high quality applications...


Why are Librarians Concerned about GetFTR? 

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2:30am

Some were surprised GetFTR wasn't immediately welcomed by the library community. @lisalibrarian analyzes why. The post Why are Librarians Concerned about GetFTR?  appeared first on The Scholarly...


Introducing the Autophagy and Proteostasis Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 12:00am

The importance of proteostasis is becoming increasingly apparent as disrupted proteostasis and dysregulation of proteostasis-associated networks has been linked with aging and many age-associated...


To make PhDs fit for the 21st century we need to develop evidence based policies

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:05am

The growth of PhD level education globally and in the UK has changed the nature of what it means to be a PhD holder. However, despite there being more PhDs and more value placed on producing them,...


Introducing the Urban Ecosystems Collection

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 2:03am

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our PLOS ONE Urban Ecosystems Collection! An essential aim of this project was to draw together a diverse range of contributions. We felt it was particularly...


Room For One More? (Conference, That Is)

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, December 9, 2019 - 2:30am

The last five years have seen a new wave of scholarly communications meetings and events. Read this roundup of some key ones and why they're proving successful - by Alice Meadows. The post Room For...


Book Review: Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media by Sarah T. Roberts

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00am

In Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Sarah T. Roberts explores the work conditions and experiences of people employed in ‘commercial content moderation’, drawing...


Save the Date – Public Domain Day 2020

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 11:32am

The Internet Archive is excited to announce that we will be celebrating Public Domain Day on January 30, 2020 in our nation’s capitol. We have an exciting line-up of local musicians and...


Why I’ve deleted my Twitter account #exhaustionrebellion

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 3:00am

After close to a decade of using twitter as an academic, Mark Carrigan reflects on why he has decided to leave the platform. Highlighting, the benefits of twitter, but also the increasingly...


SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 2

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:30am

Episode 2 of the Early Career Podcast from the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme speak with Laura Ricci and Ian Mulvany about career progression. The post SSP’s...


Meta: Blog On Hiatus

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:00am

I'm not going to be able to blog for a short while, probably a couple of weeks.


OpenCitations selected for SCOSS second funding cycle

Source: Open Citations and Semantic Publishing Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 6:10am

The Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is launching its second funding cycle, and OpenCitations is one of three open science infrastructure organizations whose services...


Bibliodiversity – What it is and why it is essential to creating situated knowledge

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 3:00am

Vibrant scholarly communities are sustained by publishing outlets that allow researchers to address diverse audiences. Whereas, attention is often focused on international publication, much of this...


TL;DR (That is, Too Long; Didn’t Read)

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 2:30am

Do I really have to read all of that essay or monograph? Can't artificial intelligence do the heavy lifting for me? The post TL;DR (That is, Too Long; Didn’t Read) appeared first on The...


Opportunity or threat? What Plan S can contribute to Open Access in Latin America

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:00am

Concerns about the threat from the Global North to Latin America’s exemplary tradition of open access publishing are understandable but ultimately misplaced. Renegotiation of subscription agreements...


Are You Ready to ROR? An Inside Look at this New Organization Identifier Registry

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:30am

What is the Research Organization Registry (ROR) and why do we need it? Learn more from the team behind it (CDL, Crossref, DataCite, and Digital Science) in this interview with Alice Meadows. The...


Lawrence Lessig : “They Don’t Represent Us” – Conversation & Book Signing — Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 8:01am

Please join us at our San Francisco Headquarters on Tuesday, December 17th to hear Lawrence Lessig discuss his new book They Don’t Represent Us. RSVP Here Free, but Donations Welcome...


Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: Which is best for me?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:03am

Being able to find, assess and place new research within a field of knowledge, is integral to any research project. For social scientists this process is increasingly likely to take place on Google...


Publishers Announce a Major New Service to Plug Leakage

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 4:30am

Today, a group of leading publishers is announcing a major new service to plug leakage, improve discovery and access, fight piracy, compete with ResearchGate, and position their platform for the OA...


On Being Accepted: The Views of Four People with Disabilities Working in Scholarly Communications

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 2:30am

What's it like to be work in scholarly communications as a person with a disability - physical or mental? See our world through the eyes of four individuals with disabilities in this interview by...


Embracing multilingualism to enhance complexity sensitive research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:00am

Academics who engage with local stakeholders to develop their research processes often find themselves spanning between the local language in which the research process takes place and English, the...


Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao

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

Welcoming a new Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao. The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen, Tao Tao appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


China Strives to Catch Up on STM Publishing: An Interview with Dr. Zong-Ming Cheng and Dr. Xiaofeng Wang

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 2:31am

China is making great official strides in developing a system of scholarly communications. Tao Tao interviews two experts for their opinions on how international collaborations and internal...