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embioptera

Biodiversity Heritage Library Blog - 1 views

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    I'll preface this by saying I've shared a few things from the Biodiversity Heritage Library on Twitter. The Biodiversity Heritage Library Blog is a blog that I've been following for a few years. The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a project in coordination with the Internet Archive to digitize historic natural history journals and field notebooks. I find the digitization of field notebooks very interesting in terms of open science. In the module on open science there was a lot of discussion of modern science, but I feel it is equally important to open historic or legacy data.
dudeec

The difficulties in opening science: Q&A with Michael Nielsen - 1 views

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    In a timely and incisive talk at TEDxWaterloo, Michael Nielsen made the case for open science - the idea that research data and results should be freely available to the public, and that scientists should collaborate more freely with each other and with the public.
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    I think the big theme that open science is profit and has the power of knowledge, many think that the knowledge open to all profit will not exist and the power of knowledge too!
Philip Sidaway

New Open Access Aggregator - 1 views

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    Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of peer-reviewed Open Access journals and papers, "gold" and "hybrid". It: gives readers easy and unconstrained access to thousands of journals from hundreds of disciplines, in one central location; helps authors reach their target audience and disseminate discoveries more efficiently; raises exposure of journals, helps editors and publishers boost readership and encourage new submissions.
Kaitie Warren

Charity Open Access Fund - 0 views

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    Partnership between several British medical charities to require open publishing of all funded research. 
petrae77

Open Science journals in different topics - 1 views

Here's a web page with different open science journals.

open access module5 open science

started by petrae77 on 12 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
ilanab

SHARE Selects Center for Open Science as Development Partner for Notification Service - 0 views

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    This article describes how the Notification Service of SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) has come about. It clearly specifies the associations and organisations which have collaborated to alert scientists and others to the status of the latest scientific research being conducted to drive their mutual goals of the advancement of science and access to this research for all.
anonymous

Open knowledge challenge and facts - 0 views

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    Open knowledge is expanding and it consists of open software, open content, open science, and open innovation. We create, collaborate, and share on the Internet, building a open knowledge environment. Open knowledge is becoming/ has been a new mode of learning, which actually benefit everyone.
mbchris

"Predatory" Open Access Publishers -- The Natural Extreme of an Author-Pays Model - 0 views

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    "A recent story in the Chronicle of Higher Education covers a phenomenon all of us have suspected, mainly because we've seen it via our editorial boards and editorial advisors - the proliferation of open access (OA) publishers with new names, unknown pedigrees, big promises, and fulsome editorial boards, which often spam our editors and advisors with offers to join the parade." This article does a good job of outlining the pitfalls of the author pay model of open access journals. With open access journals the whole idea is to make it so that information is accessible to the public, but unfortunately that access comes with a cost. The cost of predatory open access journal undermines the whole democratic and altruistic intent behind open access journals. By taking advantage of recently endowed academics these predatory publishers cause many problems for both the individuals affected as well as the Open publishing industry. I also like how there is a clear definition of what predatory open access publishing is.
Kaitie Warren

Accelerating Impact - 0 views

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    "The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) recognizes individuals who have applied scientific research - published through Open Access - to innovate in any field and benefit society". It's funded by 27 different organizations. 
anonymous

Open Data Means Better Science - 2 views

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    This weeks module 6 is about Open Science and Open Data. Within the course provided videos and readings do not provide much on Open Data. This article dives into why Open Data is relevant in Open Science. Citation: Molloy JC (2011) The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science. PLoS Biol 9(12): e1001195. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001195 Published: December 6, 2011 Copyright: © 2011 Jennifer C. Molloy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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    Open data leads to better science, but a community effort is needed in order to overcoming the barriers to widespread publication and availability of open scientific data.
Philip Sidaway

Making eTheses USEFUL - 1 views

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    PhD Theses are normally locked away digitally. They cost 20 billion dollars to create and we waste much of this value. By making them open we can use software …
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    Thank you very much for sharing this presentation. I completely agree that today science is done in C20th way and communicated in C19th way. The risk is lose the power and possibilities opened in the C21th, mainly because of the power of science publishing moguls & others.
Philip Sidaway

The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it? [Spoiler: If (soci... - 1 views

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    Eager to find out what impact blogging and social media could have on the dissemination of her work, Melissa Terras took all of her academic research, including papers that have been available online for years, to the web and found that her audience responded with a huge leap in interest in her work.
Philip Sidaway

Stop the deluge of science research [Publish and be Damned? / An Open Access Too Far?] - 1 views

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    The rapid growth of scientific literature is often seen as evidence, if evidence were needed, that the pace of human discovery is accelerating. On the contrary, however, it is becoming a curse - one that requires us to radically rethink what it means to publish the results of research.
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    VERY good point. Relates to this article, "At sea in a deluge of data" : http://chronicle.com/article/At-Sea-in-a-Deluge-of-Data/147477/
Philip Sidaway

"At the very moment that most of us carry access to a global information network in our... - 1 views

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    A personal view of Open Access Science. It's part of a weekly series on Open Access from Open Access Button, so I will be posting them as they become available ... "We caught up with Graham Steel, a tireless advocate for Open Access who believes in sharing information as widely and as easily as possible. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Graham works as a property claims adjuster/recovery specialist. After losing his sibling to a rare condition known as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), Graham became involved in patient advocacy work, and more recently, in lobbying for open access to published scientific research. He acts in advisory capacities to the Open Knowledge Foundation, the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Digital Science".
lauren_maggio

Creating impact - a game of two halves - - 2 views

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    "So what did I learn from this novel experience? For me, it was the combined power of social media and open access publishing. Social media acted as a sign post to the research for a wide range of people, largely outside academia. Open access then meant that everyone could read it."
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