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Book Review: Refugees in Higher Education: Debate, Discourse and Practice by Jacqueline Stevenson and Sally Baker

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 2:00am

20 June is World Refugee Day. In their new book Refugees in Higher Education: Debate, Discourse and Practice, Jacqueline Stevenson and Sally Baker offer a comprehensive discussion of the policies and...


Getting Ready for DWeb Camp: Defining Our Terms

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:04pm

This is a guest post by Lawrence Wilkinson and Richard Whitt summarizing a conversation they led at the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit on the topic of the language and terminology we use to talk...


Two Thin Strands of Glass

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 7:31pm

There’s a tiny strand of glass inside that thick plastic coat. Two thin strands of glass. When combined, these two strands of glass are so thin they still wouldn’t fill a drinking straw....


A Deep Dive into Openness

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6:32pm

Laying a Shared Foundation for a Decentralized Web In this guest post, Richard Whitt builds on his prepared remarks from the “Defining Our Terms” conversations at the Decentralized Web Summit in...


Regional Accents of the United States

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 2:30am

A Friday video offering 50 different regional accents from 50 states in America. The post Regional Accents of the United States appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Identity in the Decentralized Web

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:09pm

By Jim Nelson In today’s world, why do platforms require so many accounts for a single person? (Courtesy of Jolocom) In July of 2018, more than 1000 people gathered at the...


The Risks Of Outsourcing

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:00am

My Cloud for Preservation post was in some sense all about the risks of outsourcing IT infrastructure to the cloud. Below the fold I comment on two recent articles illustrating different aspects of...


What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care? A Guide for the Perplexed Scholarly Publishing Citizen.

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 2:30am

Here's your 12 point guide to blockchain. Written for non-technically minded scholarly publishing folk The post What is the Blockchain Really, and Should You Care? A Guide for the Perplexed Scholarly...


Peer Review Week Is Five!

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:30am

The fifth annual Peer Review Week will take place from September 16-20, 2019. In this post, co-founder Alice Meadows reflects on its history and achievements, and looks forward to this year's...


Lina M. Khan On Structural Separation

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 8:00am

In It's The Enforcement, Stupid! I argued that anti-trust enforcement was viable only if there were "bright lines". I even went further and, following Kim Stanley Robinson's Pacific Edge, suggested a...


How to Write a Book Review of an Edited Collection

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:33am

Reviewing an edited collection can seem a daunting task, presenting different challenges to a review of a monograph. In this piece, LSE RB Managing Editor Rosemary Deller shares five tips for writing...


The Robots are Writing: Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate our Consumption of Scholarly Literature?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:30am

Does Springer Nature’s first machine-generated book usher in a new era of authorship? Or readership? Are the robots writing? The post The Robots are Writing: Will Machine-Generated Books Accelerate...


How Do You Address the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance?

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 1:22pm

In November 2018, PLOS ONE attended the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) conference in Malta. The conference, which is organised annually by the...


Learned Societies, the key to realising an open access future?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 3:30am

Plan S, a funder led initiative to drive open access to research, will have significant impacts on the ways in which academics publish and communicate their research. However, beyond simply changing...


Stanford University Press and the Wrong Lesson of the Humanities

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:30am

What if, instead of enacting a caricature of Silicon Valley, Stanford recognized the future and threw its arms around Stanford University Press? That would be the smart move. The post Stanford...


Book Review: Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files edited by JPat Brown et al

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 3:20am

In Scientists Under Surveillance: The FBI Files, editors JPat Brown et al bring together obtained FBI files to offer an insight into FBI investigations into the life and research of some of the world...


The Internet Archive’s 2019 Artists in Residency Exhibition

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 12:41pm

The Internet Archive’s 2019 Artist in Residency Exhibition New works by Caleb Duarte, Whitney Lynn, and Jeffrey Alan Scudder Exhibition: June 29 – August 17, 2019Opening Reception: Saturday...


Do the best academics fly more?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:59am

Academic flying is often justified on the basis that international conferences and travel are important to the production of new knowledge. As such, travel brings researchers into contact with new...


Cutting Through the Headline Hype on Medical Studies

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 2:30am

Two videos offer tips on separating the actual research done in medical studies from the often over-hyped media coverage. The post Cutting Through the Headline Hype on Medical Studies appeared first...


Michael Nelson's CNI Keynote: Part 3

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:00am

Here is the conclusion of my three-part "lengthy disquisition" on Michael Nelson's Spring CNI keynote Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals (Nelson starts at 05:53 in the video...


Open Access Monographs: Building Better Infrastructure

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:30am

Experimentation is key in supporting open access monographs. We've done the research and now it's time to build a better user experience. The post Open Access Monographs: Building Better...


The Dynamic World of Urban Research- An Interview with a Guest Editor for the Urban Ecosystems Call for Papers

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 1:57am

City environments are characterised by dense networks of interacting social, ecological, climatic and physical factors. Urban ecosystems are therefore highly complex, and understanding their...


Internet Archive Partners with University of Edinburgh to Provide Historical Web Data Supporting Machine Translation

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:57pm

The Internet Archive will provide portions of its web archive to the University of Edinburgh to support the School of Informatics’ work building open data and tools for advancing machine translation...


HAMR-ing Home My Point

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 8:00am

In Double-headed Seagate disk drives? Yes, on their way, Chris Mellor mentions that Seagate:expects to intro 20TB+ HAMR-based nearline HDDs in calendar 2020. Volume production of HAMR drives is still...


Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care

Source: Scholarly Communication – The Idealis Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 7:10am

Authors: Amelia Acker, Hillel Arnold, Juliana Castro, Scarlet Galvan, Patricia Hswe, Jessica Meyerson, Bethany Nowviskie, Monique Lassere, Devon Olson, Mark A. Parsons, Andrew Russell, Lee Vinsel,...