Force11 Blogs


Citation Contamination: References to Predatory Journals in the Legitimate Scientific Literature

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 2:30am

How many articles from predatory journals are being cited in the legitimate (especially medical) literature? Some disturbing findings. The post Citation Contamination: References to Predatory...


Book Review: Higher Education and Social Inequalities: University Admissions, Experiences and Outcomes edited by Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:30am

In Higher Education and Social Inequalities, Richard Waller, Nicola Ingram and Michael R.M. Ward bring together contributors to explore and evidence how university admissions, experiences and...


Dean’s Blog: Society and Higher Education – The Times They are A’changing

Source: Professional Developments Worth Sharing Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 5:02am

As of September 18, 2019, it is my job to guide a fabulous team of individuals in developing a School of Data Science (SDS) here at the University of Virginia (UVA). This is a unique opportunity in a...


Embarking on a career in open access

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:31am

Lorraine and Olivia started working as Scholarly Communication Support in the Open Access team at the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) in the University Library this summer. In this interview...


Teaching to the blog – How assessed blogging can enhance engaged learning

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3:00am

The way in which students in higher education engage with their courses of study is implicitly shaped by the way in which they are assessed. For most students this means the tried and tested methods...


Experience of implementing course redesign to help students gain critical thinking skills

Source: The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00am

Veronica Munuve is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and the university’s course redesign coordinator for the Transforming Education for Social Change in East...


SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 1

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:30am

A new podcast from the Society for Scholarly Publishing. Meredith Adinolfi and Sara Grimme launch a series for early career professionals. The post SSP’s Early Career Development Podcast: Episode 1...


Image Copyright and Open Access in the Arts and Humanities

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 1:30am

Copyright is a crucial topic in the Humanities because researchers in several disciplines (especially history of art, my field of study) rely on images for their...


Future of Open Access

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 8:00am

The Future of OA: A large-scale analysis projecting Open Access publication and readership by Heather Piwowar, Jason Priem and Richard Orr is an important study of the availability and use of Open...


Chasing cash cows in a swamp? Perspectives on Plan S from Australia and the USA

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:03am

Plan S was born in Europe, yet from the very start it aspired to accelerate conversations around open access on a global scale. After all, if free access to research outputs is good in one place, it...


Open Access Week 2019 – What are we talking about and where are we going?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:45am

The theme of this year’s Open Access Week is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. Open Access and the opportunity it presents to enhance the dissemination and understanding of social science...


Ask The Chefs: Beyond the APC

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:30am

It's Open Access week so this month we asked the chefs: What's next for OA? What lies beyond the APC as a funding model? Let us know your thoughts! The post Ask The Chefs: Beyond the APC appeared...


Opening Up the Research Support Ambassadors

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:05am

This Open Access Week sees the launch of the fully open version of our popular Research Support Ambassador programme. This initiative has been running in Cambridge libraries since 2015 and has seen...


The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:50am

Every day hundreds of millions of web pages are archived to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Tens of millions of them submitted by users like you using our Save Page Now service. You can...


Meet PLOS ONE Author Elias Nerad

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:00am

  Elias Nerad works at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Netherlands.   What first drew you to your field of research? Halfway through my residency I did not have any experience...


Guest Post — The Future of Open Access Business Models:  APCs Are Not the Only Way

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:30am

Highwire's Byron Russell reports on this year's OASPA Conference, and future paths to sustainable open access business models. The post Guest Post — The Future of Open Access Business Models:  ...


Unlocking the Potential for Every High School Library: 2019 Internet Archive Hero Award

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:00am

Announced today, Phillips Academy has received the Hero Award from the Internet Archive for its leadership in adopting controlled digital lending for school libraries. The Hero Award is presented...


Open Access monographs: Reflections from our recent symposium

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:06am

Open access book formats have been under discussion for several years and have attracted interest – and concern – from researchers in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences as well as...


How the Internet Archive is Digitizing LPs to Preserve Generations of Audio

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:27pm

Albums available in the Boston Public Library Vinyl LP Collection on Archive.org. Imagine if your favorite song or nostalgic recording from childhood was lost forever. This could be the fate of...


MementoMap

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00am

I've been writing about how important Memento is for Web archiving, and how its success depends upon the effectiveness of Memento Aggregators since at least 2011:In a recent post I described how...


Requesters: Virus detection for secure file upload

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:21am

HELP FOR REQUESTERS...


Providers: Virus detection for secure file upload

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:23am

HELP FOR PROVIDERS...


Everyone Deserves to Learn

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00am

The nation’s K-12 school libraries are hurting. Although the student population is rising in many districts, the number of librarians and media specialists dropped by nearly 20 percent from 2000...


Manufacturing Collaboration – Can you teach researchers how to achieve impact?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:01am

As part of the impact agenda and the increased focus on realising social and economic returns on research investment, universities have increasingly sought to promote and train academics to carry out...


Repositive Launches World-Leading Directory of Preclinical Cancer Models on Science Exchange

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:01am

Cambridge, UK and Palo Alto, CA, USA — 22 October 2019 — Repositive today announced that its Cancer Models Directory,...