Force11 Blogs


Goodnight Dolly

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 2:30am

Champion of literacy, Dolly Parton offers a weekly bedtime story. The post Goodnight Dolly appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


The Locked-Down: We need more than headline statistics to understand the impact of Covid-19

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 9:30am

For governments and individuals much of our understanding of the Covid-19 pandemic has been mediated through metrics of cases and deaths and shaped by heartbreaking personal stories. In this post,...


COVID-19 Services and Providers Menu

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 9:42am

Working on COVID-19-related research?  Impacted...


The Internet Archive Chooses Readers

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

How will we meet this moment of global crisis? The Internet Archive breaks glass. The post The Internet Archive Chooses Readers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Announcing the Research Centre for Open Scholarly Metadata and the International Advisory Board for OpenCitations

Source: Open Citations and Semantic Publishing Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:19am

OpenCitations is managed by the newly formed Research Centre for Open Scholarly Metadata at the University of Bologna. The new International Advisory Board for OpenCitations is formally part of the...


Does Research Have Any Value in a Refugee Crisis?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 2:30am

How does research translate into societal impact, particularly in light of a refugee crisis? The post Does Research Have Any Value in a Refugee Crisis? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


The Burial of the Dead

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:06am

I woke up this morning thinking/T.S. Eliot had no clue… Continue reading The Burial of the Dead →


How to be most effective when homeworking

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:04am

Guest blog by founder of Redwood Publishing Recruitment, Theresa DuncanWith an increasing number of companies asking their staff to work remotely from the office, many people will be learning new...


Archival Cloud Storage Pricing

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 8:00am

Although there are significant technological risks to data stored for the long term, its most important vulnerability is to interruptions in the money supply. The current pandemic is likely to cause...


“Success is not measured in how inspired we are” – Reassessing artist-academic collaborations under neoliberalism

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:00am

Funding bodies and universities prize collaboration with non-academic partners. But do they create the conditions for equitable relationships? Sara de Jong and Alena Pfoser argue that however...


“In a sickly time”: Reading Pepys in 2020

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:17am

Pepys keeps count of the increasing fatalities, and the safety he feels being in the “City” relatively diminishes as the plague gets very close home.… Continue reading “In a sickly time...


Community Engagement Amidst a Crisis

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:30am

Recognizing the importance of community engagement, but also some of the challenges facing traditional forms of engagement and incumbent facilitators, several chefs reflect on how one facilitates a...


Happy 404 Day! 

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:38pm

Saturday is April 4th (4/04), and here at the Internet Archive we’re marking a new holiday: 404 Day! We’re using this date to celebrate the work that’s being done to end the dreaded 404 error,...


Internet Archive responds: Why we released the National Emergency Library

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 8:29am

Last Tuesday we launched a National Emergency Library—1.4M digitized books available to users without a waitlist—in response to the rolling wave of school and library closures that remain in...


5 Strategies for writing in turbulent times

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 4:15am

For many academics currently working from home, writing will be a secondary consideration, or even impossible. However, for others writing can be an essential way to maintain a sense of stability and...


The Plague

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:19am

We should have known it well … Continue reading The Plague →


Marketing Amidst a Pandemic

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

Our Chefs reflect on considerations for marketing and marketers amid the pandemic. The post Marketing Amidst a Pandemic appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Book Review: Plagues and the Paradox of Progress by Thomas J. Bollyky

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:30am

In Plagues and the Paradox of Progress, Thomas J. Bollyky combines a ‘germ’s eye view’ of human history with some powerful reflections on the challenges that face us over the coming decades. This is...


The Fantasy Books that Inspired Dungeons & Dragons

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 9:40am

By Jim Nelson Gary Gygax playing Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role playing game he co-created in 1974. In a time when many of us are being asked to shelter in place and work from home...


A History of Panic Buying

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:30am

A humorous look at how the human brain consistently reacts to crisis in a similar manner -- by hording toilet paper. The post A History of Panic Buying appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


When school’s out, what will we learn?

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 4:53pm

More than 100 countries have closed their schools, including 43 states in the U.S. Forty years ago as a freshman, I pulled my first book off the shelves of Hayden Library at MIT. This month,...


“Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will”: Empathy and Solidarity in the Times of COVID-19

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 5:39am

Any optimistic or 'positive' approaches to the coronavirus pandemic should be framed and motivated by an awareness of the interconnectedness of everyone and everything.… Continue reading...


Weibo – How is China’s second largest social media platform being used for social research?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 4:00am

Social media research in the global north is primarily focused on western social media platforms, notably Twitter and Facebook. In this post Shulin Hu describes how researchers have used data from...


Ask The Chefs: Picking A Superpower!

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 2:30am

With the world in chaos around us, this month we've asked the Chefs about superpowers! What would YOU select if you could pick any superpower? Let us know. The post Ask The Chefs: Picking A...


Accelerating COVID-19 research: novel reagents, models, discounts, fast-tracking & more

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:07pm

Working on COVID-19-related research? Almost all service providers on Science Exchange are open and accepting new projects, according to...