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Teachers & the National Emergency Library: Stories from the Frontlines of Online Schooling

Source: Internet Archive Blogs Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 1:32pm

The numbers are staggering. According to UNESCO: 91% of the world’s learners have been impacted by school closures.1,576,021,818 learners are cut off from their classrooms188 countries have...


Deans Blog: Our School During the Pandemic

Source: Professional Developments Worth Sharing Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 9:39am

These are unprecedented times and the School of Data Science (SDS) team – students, faculty and staff – have gone above and beyond in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am heartfelt and...


To Bundle or Not to Bundle? That Is the Question

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:30am

Some libraries are seeking transformative agreements, others are unbundling the Big Deal. Can major publishers reestablish value without a major revenue sacrifice? The post To Bundle or Not to...


Book Review: Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures by Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield and Crystal Abidin

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 1:30am

In Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures, Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield and Crystal Abidin elaborate on how and why Instagram has grown to become an icon that has altered understandings of visual...


Physical Distancing: Everyone is Different; Let’s Be Kind

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 9:54am

Francisco de la Mora and I co-created a poster for a call by the World Health Organisation to use any creative medium to produce work that captures one of their coronavirus key messages. We submitted...


The Lockdown Chronicles: Samuel

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 8:00am

Samuel is an extrovert. Staying at home is hard for him. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles: Samuel →


Are we all digital scholars now? How the lockdown will reshape the post-pandemic digital structure of academia.

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 3:00am

The closure of university campuses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has resulted in the rapid adoption of digital technologies for almost all activities that could previously have taken place...


Scholarly Setlist: a Game for Lockdown

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:30am

Passing the time during lockdown: how many bands can you think of with something relating to scholarly publishing in their name? Charlie Rapple shares a few to get you started in today's Scholarly...


Yay, Library of Congress!

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 8:00am

LoC Web Archive teamThe web archiving team at the Library of Congress got some high-visibility, well-deserved publicity in the New York Times with Steven Kurutz's Meet Your Meme Lords:For the past 20...


The Lockdown Chronicles: Roger

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 8:00am

Roger is a vegetarian who self-isolates and helps his community as a herbal doctor. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles: Roger →


Surveying student evaluations of teaching: Vital tool or flawed methodology – What do you think?

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 3:00am

Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are an established feature of many academic systems and have been implemented across national research systems in many different forms, often influencing the...


In Peer Review Week We Trust

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:30am

Five months to go till the sixth annual Peer Review Week, a global celebration of the critical role peer review plays in scholarly communications. This year's theme is trust — learn more in this post...


The Lockdown Chronicles: Richard

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 7:31am

Richard is self-isolating, and writes a letter to his friend Margaret. … Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles: Richard →


How are Academic Institutions Innovating Under Pressure

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 2:30am

@TAC_NISO Summarizes a NISO webinar discussion on how institutions are innovating their teaching approaches because of the COVID-19 pandemic by going virtual. The post How are Academic Institutions...


Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste

Source: DSHR's Blog Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 8:00am

On March 13th, an Elsevier press release entitled Elsevier gives full access to its content on its COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central and other public health databases to accelerate fight...


The Lockdown Chronicles: Julian

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:54am

Julian is self-isolating and has been working from home for a while.… Continue reading The Lockdown Chronicles: Julian →


“Inundated, overloaded and bombarded” – Seven insights for communicating research to busy policymakers

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:10am

Parliamentarians and their staff want to use evidence to support their decisions, but they can often feel ‘bombarded’ with the sheer amount of material that is sent their way. Drawing on the findings...


Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 2:30am

Open access, scholarly publishing, business models, and sustainability. The past is prologue. The present is complex. @lisalibrarian provides SSP a primer. The post Seeking Sustainability:...


Paul Meier: Still Saving Millions of Lives

Source: Victoria Stodden Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:53pm

You may never have heard of Paul Meier, but perhaps I can convince you he is one of the 2oth century’s greatest heroes. As I write from my “shelter in place” from the violent COVID-...


Filling in the Scientific Record: The Importance of Negative and Null Results

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:29am

    PLOS strives to publish scientific research with transparency, openness, and integrity. Whether that means giving authors the choice to preregister their study, publish peer review...


Knowing that and knowing how – Applying expertise to complex problems

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 8:01am

Expertise is often understood in disciplinary terms, as the mastery of knowledge within a particular field of study. In this repost, Gabriele Bammer argues for the particular nature of expertise in...


Academic Libraries at a Pivotal Moment

Source: The Scholarly Kitchen Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:30am

New findings from Ithaka S+R provide the most recent and comprehensive evidence for how academic library acquisitions and open access initiatives may proceed in light of the present disruptions The...


Face Masks

Source: Ernesto Priego's blog Posted: Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:52am

The question these mornings of birdsong … Continue reading Face Masks →


Filling in the Scientific Record: The Importance of Negative and Null Results

Source: Plos One Community Blog Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 5:00pm

    PLOS strives to publish scientific research with transparency, openness, and integrity. Whether that means giving authors the choice to preregister their study, publish peer review...


Book Review: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

Source: Impact of Social Sciences Posted: Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 1:30am

In a frenetic world obsessed with deliverables and results, Jenny Odell makes the case for How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, arguing not for passivity, wilful ignorance or sloth,...