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Searching Open Access: steps towards improving discovery of OA in a less than 100% OA world

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:15am

At the heart of the University of Cambridge’s Open Access Policy is the commitment “to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible to contribute to society”. Behind this aim...


Jai Hind! Jai Gyan! India on the Internet Archive

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:03pm

In India, many speeches begin or end with the phrase “Jai Hind.” Jai means “long live” and “Hind” of course is the great Republic of India, the largest democracy...


Book Review: Networked Selves: Trajectories of Blogging in the United States and France by Ignacio Siles

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00am

In Networked Selves: Trajectories of Blogging in the United States and France, Ignacio Siles studies the evolution of the blog both as a technological platform and a medium of personal expression,...


10 Counter-intuitive insights from an academic writing coach

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:00am

Academic writing is a difficult and creative undertaking and advice to authors can often be to follow a single method or to copy the approaches of other academics. In this post Chris Smith draws on...


Accent Identification

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 - 2:30am

How well do you know regional accents? Some tips on locating a speaker's origins. The post Accent Identification appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


The Wayback Machine: Fighting Digital Extinction in New Ways

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 5:54pm

Extinction isn’t just a biological issue. In the 21st century, it’s a technical, even digital one, too. The average web page might last three months before it’s altered or deleted forever. You never...


Offline Archive Brings Knowledge Anywhere

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:19am

The Internet Archive’s central mission is establishing “Universal Access to All Knowledge,” and we want to make sure that our library of millions of books, journals, audio files...


Be Careful What You Measure

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:00am

"Be careful what you measure, because that's what you'll get" is a management platitude dating back at least to V. F. Ridgway's 1956 Dysfunctional Consequences of Performance Measurements:...


Whither (or Whether) the Monograph? Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson Discuss Some Recent Research

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 2:30am

Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph. The post Whither (or Whether) the Monograph? Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson...


Adding New Features to the Internet Archive Music Experience

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:47pm

The recently reconstructed music player has more, much more, to offer in making music accessible. This is a time of transition, musically speaking, at the Internet Archive.. Our online digital...


The Second Wave of Preprint Servers: How Can Publishers Keep Afloat?

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:30am

In this guest post, Rob Johnson and Andrea Chiarelli of Research Consulting discuss the findings of their recent research study into the recent growth of preprint servers and explore how publishers...


EveryONE: Dr. Harriet Gliddon

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:16am

Dr. Gliddon: Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London,London, United Kingdom What...


Nanopore Technology For DNA Storage

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:00am

DNA assembly for nanopore data storage readout by Randolph Lopez et al from the UW/Microsoft team continues their steady progress in developing technologies for data storage in DNA.Below the fold,...


A New Academy to Train Librarians and Researchers about Data Management Has Launched. RDMLA Answers Our Questions.

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:30am

A new set of courses in research data management is being offered to librarians. Todd Carpenter talks with the founders of the RDMLA to find out more. The post A New Academy to Train Librarians and...


If we have to endure plenary + panel conferences, how can we make them better?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00am

The default format for most academic conferences is that of a plenary presentation followed by panel presentations. In this post Duncan Green argues that if we can’t revolutionise conference...


Two Competing Visions for Research Data Sharing

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 2:30am

New today: In a crowded and confusing landscape for research data preservation and sharing, two fundamentally competing visions are emerging. Which will win? The post Two Competing Visions for...


2,500 More MS-DOS Games Playable at the Archive

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 9:09am

Another few thousand DOS Games are playable at the Internet Archive! Since our initial announcement in 2015, we’ve added occasional new games here and there to the collection, but this will...


Book Review: This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality by Peter Pomerantsev

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00am

In This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, Peter Pomerantsev takes readers on a gripping journey through the disinformation age, drawing on his own family history as well as...


Pencil Making

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 - 2:30am

How do they get the lead in the pencil? All will be revealed in today's video. The post Pencil Making appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.


Real-Time Gross Settlement

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 8:00am

Cryptocurrency advocates appear to believe that the magic of cryptography makes the value of trust zero, but they’re wrong. Follow me below the fold for an example that shows this.There are two...


Guest Post — How the American Astronomical Society Acquired Sky & Telescope Magazine

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 2:30am

A glimpse behind the scenes as a research society added a popular magazine to its publishing portfolio. The post Guest Post — How the American Astronomical Society Acquired Sky & Telescope...


Preserving Bali’s Cultural & Literary History through the Palm Leaf Project

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:04pm

Lontar palm leaf book in Balinese script (Image by Tropenmuseum). What is lost when globalization dictates modern culture? In Bali, it’s centuries of literature. The Balinese language is still...


Is who you know as important as what you know? Mapping the invisible colleges supporting academic prestige

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:02am

A core principle of modern research culture according to the sociologist Robert Merton was ‘universalism’, the idea that the validity of ideas was independent of the status of the person making them...


Roadblocks to Better Open Access Models

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:30am

The conversation around open access has shifted from "should we?" to "how are we going to?" The failings of the author-pays model are becoming increasingly evident. Finding better models is proving...


Closing the Access Gap in Rural Maryland

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:50am

In southern Maryland, St. Mary’s County is 54 miles long and there are only three libraries. “We have people living at one end who might be 25 miles away from a branch,” said Michael Blackwell...