Force11 Blogs


How can researchers support Parliament in its scrutiny of the Government’s decisions and actions around the COVID-19 outbreak?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 3:00am

The COVID-19 pandemic and the conditions of uncertainty that surround it have led to an unprecedented demand for knowledge from Parliament and policymakers. In this post, Parliament’s Knowledge...


Driving Responsibly with Identity Management (Part 1)

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 2:30am

Few scholarly publishers make effective use of identity management, but we should -- and now is a good time to consider a comprehensive identity strategy. The post Driving Responsibly with Identity...


Requesters: [ENTERPRISE ONLY*] Improve speed and focus: new Order page layout

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

HELP FOR REQUESTERS...


Carl Malamud Wins (Mostly)

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:00am

In Supreme Court rules Georgia can’t put the law behind a paywall Timothy B. Lee writes:A narrowly divided US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right to freely share the official law code of Georgia...


The Lockdown Chronicles 20: Edith

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:00am

Edith wanted to become a nurse. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 20: Edith →


Forecasting the US Higher Education Market: A Primer

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 2:30am

As scholarly publishers reforecast and consider strategic directions, here is a primer on the US higher education market The post Forecasting the US Higher Education Market: A Primer appeared first...


Simple data visualisations have become key to communicating about the COVID-19 pandemic, but we know little about their impact

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 9:00am

If you had mentioned ‘flattening the curve’ in 2019, chances are you would have been met with a blank stare. However, almost halfway through 2020 the language of data visualisation has become...


The Lockdown Chronicles 19: Ricardo

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 8:00am

Ricardo is in prison. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 19: Ricardo →


Guest Post — On Working from Home in a Pandemic

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 2:30am

Gabe Harp from MIT Press offers tips on how to maximize your efficiency and preserve your sanity while working from home. The post Guest Post — On Working from Home in a Pandemic appeared first...


Observations From An Author & Librarian

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 1:55am

Barbara Fister has authored four novels, many works of non-fiction and countless articles in her 30+ year career. She’s an author of crime fiction. A college librarian. A recently retired faculty...


The Lockdown Chronicles 18: Walt

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 8:00am

Walt sits and looks out. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 18: Walt →


“Coin of the Realm” – Graduate Student Lore and Faculty Advice on Research and Publication, A video intervention

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 2:30am

In what ways should graduate students engage in scholarly research and publication, administration, and service during their programs? What might motivate their choices to do so? In this post Anicca...


Farewell to IE11

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020 - 4:27pm

At the end of the movie “Titanic,” from her makeshift raft Rose Calvert promises Jack Dawson, “I will never let go,” but then, well, a floating board is only so big… On...


The Lockdown Chronicles 17: Frida

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020 - 8:00am

Frida hadn't thought of it. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 17: Frida →


The Common (and Bland) Language of Pandemic Era Marketing

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020 - 2:30am

How many advertisements have you seen from companies expressing their concern and solidarity with their customers? Can you remember any of them, or have they all blurred together. There may be a...


How to Make a Difference Right Now Without Leaving the House

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:42pm

Our staff has been working from home for weeks now, keeping the Internet Archive up and running from a variety of remote locations. In the midst of all our video calls, email chains, and team...


The Lockdown Chronicles 16: Albert

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:00am

Albert is bored. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 16: Albert →


To drive innovation, scientists should open their doors to more equitable relations with the arts

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 3:00am

Interdisciplinary collaborations between scientific researchers and artists can often be one dimensional, with artists simply illustrating scientific findings. In this post Paige Jarreau argues that...


Building a Sustainable Research Infrastructure

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

What does a strong and sustainable research infrastructure look like? How close are we to building one? What improvements are needed? This summary of a recent SSP webinar addresses these questions...


Free Hand Sewn Masks at 300 Funston Ave in San Francisco

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:16pm

One of the few people working in our headquarters building, Roxana Alfaro Rodriguez has been busy sewing cloth masks to give away.  We now have a dozen ready and they are available for free...


24,444 Thank yous to Better World Books Customers for Round-Up Tips!

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:16pm

Thanks to the 24,444 book lovers who sent us a “round up” donations through Better World Books. Our friends at Better World Books, the wonderful online bookstore (which is shipping...


The Lockdown Chronicles 15: Mary

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Mary is teaching online from home. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles 15: Mary →


Impact a-gender? Calling out the gendered nature of research impact and assessment

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:55am

Discussions about research impact are often littered with particular language that serves to demonstrate how different forms of impact are valued, promoted and sustained. Drawing on evidence from...


Scientific and Scholarly Meetings in the Time of Pandemic

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 2:30am

As professional and academic societies scramble to cancel meetings or move them to online formats in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Clarke discusses considerations for both maintaining...


Rarely Is The Question Asked

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 8:00am

Four years ago the first major Smart Contract was launched. Then this happened:"Smart contracts" are programs, and programs have bugs. Some of the bugs are exploitable vulnerabilities. Research has...