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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.
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Citizen Science: Information, Technology and People - 0 views

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    Interesting lecture on citizen science given at UBC. Professor Jennifer Preece gives several interesting examples of recent citizen science projects, and the research being done on citizen science. She also presents some of the roles computer scientists and librarians can have in citizen science projects.
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Please Feel the Museum: The Emergence of 3D Printing and Scanning - 0 views

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    I found this article trying to learn more about 3D printing and museums after seeing a recent headline on the topic.

    This article reminded me a lot of what was discussed in the module on participatory culture. Visiting a museum is a fairly "closed" experience in most museums the visitors are separated from the objects on display (for obvious reasons), it is interesting to see museums "open" in this very limited context, giving people ways to interact with certain museum objects in more ways than just the standard way one would in a visit to a museum.
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How Rigorous Is the Post-publication Review Process at F1000 Research? - 0 views

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    This provides blog post provides an interesting comparison of the post-publication review process of F1000 Research to the traditional peer review model. What I really found interesting is the author's hypothesis that the anonymity of traditional peer review might benefit science.
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Open access: implications for scholarly publishing and medical libraries - 11 views

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    This article does a nice job of approaching the subject of the history of open access scholarly publishing from the library perspective. It also lays out some of the views of stakeholders (publishers, researchers, institutions, librarians, and consumer groups) in a nice, easy to digest way. The article is brief, so they probably don't hit all the issues, but I found it a helpful and interesting introduction.
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The notes from nature tool for unlocking biodiversity records from museum records throu... - 3 views

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    Interesting paper on utilizing citizen science for digitizing natural history collection data. It is nice to get the perspective of how these programs are constructed.
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Gamification: Creating new education tools by applying video games to classroom learning - 6 views

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    Some of readings in module 2 made me thing of this radio report. It gives an interesting look at gamification in education, focusing on highschool and college levels. While they don't directing talk about open knowledge I think gamification is something important to consider and look at when thinking of alternative forms of education.
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