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The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:50am

Every day hundreds of millions of web pages are archived to the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Tens of millions of them submitted by users like you using our Save Page Now service. You can...


Meet PLOS ONE Author Elias Nerad

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:00am

  Elias Nerad works at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam Netherlands.   What first drew you to your field of research? Halfway through my residency I did not have any experience...


Guest Post — The Future of Open Access Business Models:  APCs Are Not the Only Way

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 2:30am

Highwire's Byron Russell reports on this year's OASPA Conference, and future paths to sustainable open access business models. The post Guest Post — The Future of Open Access Business Models:  ...


Unlocking the Potential for Every High School Library: 2019 Internet Archive Hero Award

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 1:00am

Announced today, Phillips Academy has received the Hero Award from the Internet Archive for its leadership in adopting controlled digital lending for school libraries. The Hero Award is presented...


Open Access monographs: Reflections from our recent symposium

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:06am

Open access book formats have been under discussion for several years and have attracted interest – and concern – from researchers in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences as well as...


How the Internet Archive is Digitizing LPs to Preserve Generations of Audio

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:27pm

Albums available in the Boston Public Library Vinyl LP Collection on Archive.org. Imagine if your favorite song or nostalgic recording from childhood was lost forever. This could be the fate of...


MementoMap

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:00am

I've been writing about how important Memento is for Web archiving, and how its success depends upon the effectiveness of Memento Aggregators since at least 2011:In a recent post I described how...


Requesters: Virus detection for secure file upload

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:21am

HELP FOR REQUESTERS...


Providers: Virus detection for secure file upload

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:23am

HELP FOR PROVIDERS...


Everyone Deserves to Learn

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00am

The nation’s K-12 school libraries are hurting. Although the student population is rising in many districts, the number of librarians and media specialists dropped by nearly 20 percent from 2000...


Manufacturing Collaboration – Can you teach researchers how to achieve impact?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 3:01am

As part of the impact agenda and the increased focus on realising social and economic returns on research investment, universities have increasingly sought to promote and train academics to carry out...


Repositive Launches World-Leading Directory of Preclinical Cancer Models on Science Exchange

Source: The Science Exchange blog Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:01am

Cambridge, UK and Palo Alto, CA, USA — 22 October 2019 — Repositive today announced that its Cancer Models Directory,...


Guest Post — Crossref at a Crossroads: All Roads Lead to Crossref

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:30am

Amy Brand from MIT Press and the CrossRef Board of DIrectors offers her thought on this crucial moment in the evolution of CrossRef and the scholarly communications infrastructure. The post Guest...


Open Research at the University of Cambridge: What have we done so far?

Source: Unlocking Research Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:30am

At the start of 2019 the University of Cambridge announced its Position Statement on Open Research. This blog looks at what has been happening since then and the current plans for making research at...


Calculating the True Value of A Library that is Free

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:20pm

By Omar Rafik El-Sabrout A new program at OpenLibrary.org encourages you to “put your money behind something that matters to you:” sponsoring a book so everyone can read and borrow it...


Why social scientists should engage early in the research life cycle

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:12am

Research in the social sciences can be a linear process of data collection, analysis, publication that ends with dissemination. However, in practice it can also be a non-linear cyclical process,...


Open Access Books: The First 100 Books from Johns Hopkins University Project

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:30am

100 out of print books are now Open Access, the first of 200 in a project from JHU Press on the MUSE Open platform. What are the goals of this project and the lessons learned thusfar? The post...


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:...