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Fernando Carraro

Best Public Domain Characters - 4 views

    Una lista de personajes de Dominio Público. También hay otra: ---- A list of characters in the public domain. There is another:
Kevin Stranack

Open Access Scientific Publishing and the Developing World by Jorge L. Contreras :: SSRN - 1 views

    "Responding to rapid and steep increases in the cost of scientific journals, a growing number of scholars and librarians have advocated "open access" (OA) to the scientific literature. OA publishing models are having a significant impact on the dissemination of scientific information. Despite the success of these initiatives, their impact on researchers in the developing world is uncertain. This article analyses major OA approaches adopted in the industrialized world (so-called Green OA, Gold OA, and OA mandates, as well as non-OA information philanthropy) as they relate to the consumption and production of research in the developing world. The article concludes that while the consumption of scientific literature by developing world researchers is likely to be significantly enhanced through such programs, promoting the production of research in the developing world requires additional measures. These could include the introduction of better South-focused journal indexing systems that identify high-quality journals published in the developing world, coupled with the adjustment of academic norms to reward publication in such journals. Financial models must also be developed to decrease the reliance by institutions in the developing world on information philanthropy and to level the playing field between OA journals in industrialized and developing countries."

The new technology is the internet - 0 views

The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, t...

module 6

started by salma1504 on 13 Oct 14 no follow-up yet
alwillw - 3 views

    Thank you for sharing.
Jannicke Røgler - 1 views

    NLI is responsible for the websites, and NLI also publishes sources, handbooks, overviews of literature and sources, questioners, as well as other aids for local historians. In cooperation with the National Federation of Local History Associations (Landslaget for lokalhistorie), NLI publishes the magazine Lokalhistorisk magasin. NLI also organises seminars and conferences related to local history topics.
Kevin Stranack

Open access and social media: helping science move forwards - 0 views

    "Research papers aren't always the easiest pieces of literature to read. Expecting Joe Public to understand all of these articles is simply unrealistic. Whilst they have access to the papers when they're open access, that doesn't mean they're always going to be able make good use of them. That's where social media has its time to shine. More and more scientists are moving to social media in order to promote their research and engage the public, as well as each other. Social media in itself offers the chance to reach out and make science exciting."

Open Access Publishing: A Literature Review - 1 views

    This really long literature review by Giancarlo F. Frosio (University of Nottingham) discusses the disadvantages, advantages, problems and solutions, current trends, opportunities and barriers in open access publishing.
Philip Sidaway

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

    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.
    VERY good point. Relates to this article, "At sea in a deluge of data" :
Kim Baker

The Economics of Access to Literature and Information - 10 views

    I presented this paper to a conference in South Africa in 2005, and it was described as "too radical" by the top leaders in libraries in South Africa who attended. :) So am rather happy that my vague perceptions and musings about the emerging trends have been vindicated today. "This paper will focus on another aspect that is integrally linked to the ability to access literature and information - that of cost and economics. Both the broader macroeconomic context and the more focused microeconomic (South African) environment will be referred to. We will examine the assumption that the economic development of a nation is linked to the ability to access information and test whether this is a valid assumption. From there, we will take a brief look at the issue of the cost of books, specifically in South Africa. The advent of the electronic revolution and the many paradigm shifts that the Internet and electronic media have initiated and the effects on the publishing industry, will be outlined. We will explore the "information as commodity" paradigm and briefly look at the related Copyright and Intellectual Property developments before weaving these seemingly disparate threads together to form a picture of innovative solutions that have arisen in response to the information access crisis in South Africa. These solutions have arisen from the popular notion that information should be freely available for societal good, rather than commodified. Finally, we will ponder the effect that these solutions may have on the traditional book publishing industry in South Africa."
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    Very interesting and argumentative paper. Thank you!
    You are welcome, and thank you for the comment. :)
    It is very good thank you
    Excellent - on top of the game. It`s exactly what`s happening all over the world. Limit access, knowledge and perspective and control thought.
    Congratulations Kim, on a well-written paper, which I find particularly relevant. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you all, very much, it is quite a new experience for me to have the paper well received. :)
    Thank you for sharing this. I really appreciated the non-North American context. I grew up in the States, and am working on my Master's degree in Canada, so it's really easy to get caught up in always looking at these issues from the North American point of view. Seeing papers like this really help to confirm how global these issues are, and cement their importance in my mind.

Access to Research in Health (HINARI) - 0 views

    "HINARI Programme set up by WHO together with major publishers, enables low- and middle- income countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature. Up to 13,000 journals (in 30 different languages), up to 29,000 e-books, up to 70 other information resources are now available to health institutions in more than 100 countries, areas and territories benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health."

What's New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency » Nieman Journalism Lab - 1 views

    Description: "How 'bridging elites' help on Twitter, perceptions of news by a skeptical public, and Wikipedia pages as newsmaking destinations: all that and more in this month's roundup of the academic literature."
Guaraciara Silva

Standard License or Copyrights? that´s the question? - 0 views

Published on Apr 10, 2012 Category Education License Standard YouTube License This video was used as part of my classes about Brasilian Literature and I j...

copyrights module4 mooc publishing Privacy knowledge open open access lisence

started by Guaraciara Silva on 26 Sep 14 no follow-up yet

Your Taxes Fund This Research. Shouldn't You Have Access to It? - 2 views

    Open access is an alternative publishing and distribution model that makes scholarly research literature-most of which is already funded by taxpayers around the world-freely available to the public online, without restrictions. Harnessing the power of the internet, open access brings the results of academic research to unprecedented numbers of scientists, university professors, medical researchers, patients, inventors, students, and others.
Maria Romanova-Hynes

Text and Genre in Reconstruction - 3 views

    The essay "The Human Presence in Digital Artefacts" by Alan Galey from "Text and Genre in Reconstruction", an open book on the effects of digitalization on ideas, behaviours, products and institutions ( Would be of interest to those curious about publishing, literature, digital texts, etc.

Nature web focus: Access to the literature: the debate continues - 0 views

    Publishers of scholarly journals currently obtain most of their revenue from subscription fees charged to libraries and individual users. We call this the 'Reader Pays' pricing model. An alternative pricing method has recently emerged, in which publishers collect their revenue by charging significant publication fees to authors, and then supply their content over the Internet, at no cost to readers.
Aruna Maruthi

List of open science journals in India - 0 views

Open Science Publications (OSP) is an open access journal rostrum for peer reviewed, scientific literature. OSP is poised on offering researchers and research institutions all over the world with r...

open access open Science Module 6

started by Aruna Maruthi on 13 Oct 14 no follow-up yet

Open Humanities - 1 views

    Includes open versions of some of the most famous documents in the humanities: the complete works of Shakespeare, Milton's entire corpus, the Domesday Book, and more.

Digital Medievalist - 2 views

    Medievalists are often considered, like their subject matter, a stodgy old-fashioned bunch who are the vanguard of old academia. But there are a few exceptions, like the Digital Medievalist site. Open to scholars and enthusiasts of varying skills and experience, it runs a long-standing open-access journal, a small wiki dealing mostly with aspects of the digital humanities, and a list of important news and upcoming conferences for professional scholars. Overall it's a great place for those interested in what's going on in the medieval academy. It's not perfect, though: the journal only publishes a handful of papers each year, and most of the rest of the content isn't very expansive. It feels like, and probably is, a side-project that a few scholars work on in their free time rather than the comprehensive resource it could be; and that makes it a cautionary tale. If we freely offer only the barest bones of what constitutes a journal (or any other scholarly resource), we run the risk of presenting open access as an inferior model that can only take readers so far. It's important to remember that open access takes real sustained effort to make it a viable alternative to traditional models of scholarly publishing.

Dominio Público / Populares | Feedbooks - 1 views

    En esta página se pueden encontrar libros en epub y kindle gratuitos cuando ya se consideran de dominio público, desde cuentos cortos hasta novelas y en idioma español, inglés, francés, alemán e italiano, por si estás aprendiendo algún idioma. This web page contains some public domain literature of different genre, the formarts are kindle and epub.
    Thanks for your resource. I really want to search for little text to be included in a curator's text for an exposition... I may use this link for it. Best regards! Nelly.
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