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50 Years Later, What Neil Armstrong Saw Out His Window

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:30am

A simulation of what Neil Armstrong saw as he guided the lunar module in for a landing made via NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. The post 50 Years Later, What Neil Armstrong Saw Out His...


DWeb Camp Profile: Mary Lou Jepson on the Future of Practical Telepathy and Learning from Pioneers

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:47am

Some people are tasked with seeing into the future to offer us a sense of what it may hold. Mary Lou Jepsen is one of those people. Her curiosity sparks and ignites with the slightest provocation...


Developing a finer grained analysis of research impact: Can we assess the wider effects of public engagement?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 3:05am

Promoting public engagement with research has become a core mission for research funders. However, the extent to which researchers can assess the impact of this engagement is often under-analysed and...


Ask The Chefs: New Skills

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 2:30am

In a world of face-paced constant change, individual development and evolution is critical. What new skills have you developed in the past 5 years and why? The post Ask The Chefs: New Skills appeared...


Organ transplantations and ethical publishing

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 11:15am

0000-0002-6370-4254  Research involving human participants needs to follow the highest standards. The respect for human life requires that this research is conducted not only rigorously and with...


Thank you for the donation of 78rpm records from a Craigslist poster

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 9:29am

Mark Ellis alerted us to a Craiglist post of a storage locker of records being offered for free in San Jose in 2 hours. The owner wanted them gone. The Internet Archive sprang into action and our...


Academic review promotion and tenure documents promote a view of open access that is at odds with the wider academic community

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:45am

A critical issue for advocates of Open Access (OA) has been the persistent lack of institutional incentives for academics to engage with Open Access publishing. Drawing on their research into Review...


Guest Post — Transitioning to a New Peer Review System: From Scary to Successful

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:30am

The idea of starting over with new peer review management system can make you break out in a cold sweat. Karen Stanwood offers her experience and lessons learned for those considering making a move....


Introducing the 2019 DWeb Camp Global Fellows

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 11:03am

One of the most promising aspects of the decentralized Web (DWeb) is that it’s a movement that envisions a world in which anyone can be empowered to build their own communication networks....


On the Aesthetic Education of Caregivers: Presentation Report from #GM2019 at the Parables of Care blog

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:13am

A quick report from our international team's participation at the Graphic Medicine 2019 international conference in Brighton, UK, hosted by theBrighton and Sussex Medical School, 11-13 July 2019.


The EFF vs. DMCA Section 1201

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 8:00am

As the EFF's Parker Higgins wrote:Simply put, Section 1201 means that you can be sued or even jailed if you bypass digital locks on copyrighted works—from DVDs to software in your car—even if you...


As schools become suffused with ed-tech, is the only response to constant surveillance the right to remain silent?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:15am

The growing prevalence of ed-tech in schools has prompted concerns over the ability of students (and parents) to develop informed decisions towards how, why, when and who uses school data. As...


Diverting Leakage to the Library Subscription Channel

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:30am

Springer Nature is leading in the effort to preserve library subscriptions by syndicating its content and, in doing so, would establish ResearchGate as perhaps the foremost service for the...


#DH2018 and #DH2019 Twitter Archive Counts. A Comparison

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:24am

The main #DH2018 and #DH2019 archive stats compared for last year and this year.


Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease: progress, challenges and opportunities

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 7:43am

Many of us can now expect to live into our 10th decade. However, with almost half the population over 90 being diagnosed with dementia, the societal and economic costs of cognitive decline are...


Planning on writing over the holidays? Here is how to do it 

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:01am

Many academics use the summer holidays as a time to relax, unwind and finally get that writing project done. However, is setting aside large chunks of time over the holidays the best way to approach...


Guest Post — Library Publishers Convene in Vancouver to Discuss Open Platforms and Open Educational Resources

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 2:30am

Heather Staines shares highlights of this year's Library Publishing Coalition Forum, especially the focus on open platforms and tools. The post Guest Post — Library Publishers Convene in...


Correct Metadata is Hard: a Lesson from the Great 78 Project

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 2:38pm

We have been digitizing about 8,000 78rpm record sides each month and now have 122,000 of them done. These have been posted on the net and over a million people have explored them. We have been...


Lessons Learned: The DWeb Summit UX/UI Workshop

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:46am

Guest post by Iryna Nezhynska What should the user experience be for the Decentralized Web?  This is a short recap about how designers from blockchain and decentralized tech organizations...


Coding for and as social science

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 3:06am

An increasingly large share of human activity now takes place in online digital environments. However social researchers are predominantly trained to investigate and interpret a pre-digital world. In...


Things Called “American” in Different Countries

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 2:30am

A Friday video showing different things around the world that are called, "American". The post Things Called “American” in Different Countries appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


EveryONE: Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 9:17am

Note: this is the second of a series of posts in which you’ll get a glimpse into the important work that PLOS ONE authors are performing. Today we’re showcasing Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf...


Do no harm? – What development practice can teach us about negative impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 3:00am

As previous posts on the Impact Blog have highlighted, one aspect of the impact agenda that has until recently been relatively neglected has been that of negative impact, or ‘grimpact’. In this post...


Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing Leaks: Demystifying and Decoding Scholarly Information Discovery & Interchange

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 2:30am

Guest blogger Julie Zhu discusses publisher strategies and industry standards for tending to the “plumbing” of content discovery and access. The post Guest Post — Building Pipes and Fixing...


Oligopolies of Knowledge, {Digital Humanities} and Open Access: Looking at Scopus from the Global South… [form the North]

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:01am

Video and slides from my DH2019 presentation, DH2019 Conference, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 10 July 2019.