Force11 Blogs


The human element – why randomised control trials need mixed methods approaches

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:00am

The applicability of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) to the social sciences has been widely questioned. However, assessing the effectiveness of RCTs, in practice has proved difficult. In this post,...


Guest Post: How to Win the Internet, Digital Single Market Edition: A Ten Step Program

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:30am

Roy Kaufman of Copyright Clearance Center lays out an argument for a more robust and expansive use of licenses by rightsholders, especially in light of recent developments in the EU. The post Guest...


Book Review: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 3:00am

In Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, Safiya Umoja Noble draws on her research into algorithms and bias to show how online search results are far from neutral, but instead...


Cult of the Dead Cow Book Reading and Discussion —Tuesday June 18 at 6pm

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 4:24pm

Join us on June 18, 2019 at the the Internet Archive for a book reading and panel discussion about — and with — some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. Modern...


Enterprise Admins: What are catalogs?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:07am

HELP FOR ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATORS...


Leaving Behind the Outrage Economy

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 - 2:30am

Some thoughts about using social media in a more intentional and humane manner, and video presentation by Dan Harvey on why outrage and anger are so prevalent (and valuable) online. The post Leaving...


On the Response to My Atlantic Essay on the Decline in the Use of Print Books in Universities

Source: Dan Cohen's Blog Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:51pm

I was not expecting—but was gratified to see—an enormous response to my latest piece in The Atlantic, “The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper,” on the seemingly...


Inclusive conferences? We can and must do better – here’s how.

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 8:08am

As social media accounts and hashtags, such as #manelwatch, demonstrate academic conferences often fail to represent the diversity that exists in academia. In this post, Alice Chautard reflects on...


Thoughts on University Module Evaluation

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:22am

In my view any Module Evaluation policy would require a strong statement regarding the importance of acknowledging that module evaluation scores should not be interpreted without a thoughtful,...


Why Is It So Hard to Solve Problems with Technology?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:30am

Publishing has always been an information technology business. Why then, is our industry often accused of being slow to adopt technology? Do we struggle to integrate new ideas into our systems and...


The IA Client – The Swiss Army Knife of Internet Archive

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:43pm

As someone who’s uploaded hundreds of thousands of items to the Internet Archive’s stacks and who has probably done a few million transactions with the materials over the years, I...


How will the emerging generation of scholars transform scholarly communication?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:59am

Presenting evidence from the Harbingers Study, a three-year longitudinal study of Early Career Researchers (ECRs), David Nicholas assesses the extent to which the new wave of researchers are driving...


Guest Post: STEM Fellowship — Providing High School and Undergraduate Students Opportunities to Publish

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 2:30am

High School and Undergrad student conduct research all the time, and yet student run journals can come and go. Today's guest post highlights the STEM Fellowship, which provides a sustainable support...


The Future of Canadian Copyright Looks Bright

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:23pm

Canada updated its copyright laws in 2012, with the mandate that the new provisions be reviewed in 5 years. Over the past 2 years the Canadian government has been studying the impacts of the law...


'Making the case for embracing microPublications: Are they a way forward for scholarly publishing?'

Source: The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:33am

Albert Einstein said: “An academic career, in which a person is forced to produce scientific writings in great amounts, creates a danger of intellectual superficiality”. Researchers have been...


Disciplinary Identities and other barriers to advancing interdisciplinary working

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:02am

In this Guest Blog, Dr Linda Waldman, Professor Jo Sharp and Professor James Wood discuss the challenges surrounding authorship attribution in interdisciplinary research.    Interdisciplinary...


The gold rush: Why open access will boost publisher profits

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 4:57am

An important justification for transitioning from a subscription based journal publishing system to an open access journal publishing system, has been that whereas printing and distributing physical...


Internal Contradictions with Open Access Books

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 2:30am

Consolidation and concentration are inherent properties of media in a networked environment. The post Internal Contradictions with Open Access Books appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Hamilton Public Library joins Open Libraries

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 6:08am

In an effort to meet users’ growing needs around access to library materials, Hamilton Public Library has joined the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries program. Hamilton Public Library’s...


What the history of copyright in academic publishing tells us about Open Research

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:00am

It has become a fact of academic life, that when researchers publish papers in academic journals, they sign away the copyright to their research, or licence it for distribution. However, from a...


Plan S and the Transformation of Scholarly Communication: Are We Missing the Woods?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, June 3, 2019 - 2:30am

Plan S has injected a much-needed sense of urgency to the debate about transformation to full and immediate open access, but what are we missing in our focus on the minutiae of compliance? How do we...


Requesters: How to update email notification settings

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:03pm

HELP FOR REQUESTERS How to update email notification settings...


Requesters: How can I update my user profile?

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 7:56pm

HELP FOR REQUESTERS How can I update my user profile?...


Webinar: How to Use Science Exchange for R&D Services

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:12pm

Science Exchange’s technology platform accelerates R&D by providing scientists with an end-to-end solution for ordering, managing...


The Open Research Library: Centralisation without Openness

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 2:54am

Resolving the question of how to provide an infrastructure for open access books and monographs has remained a persistent problem for researchers, librarians and funders. Knowledge Unlatched’s recent...