Elsevier Acquires bepress - The Scholarly Kitchen
Today's breaking news: Elsevier acquires bepress, the institutional repository provider
elsevier  institutional_repository 
15 days ago
[ARCHIVED] Open Citations Project : Jisc
The Open Citations Project is global in scope, designed to change the face of scientific publishing. It aims to make bibliographic citation links as easy to use as Web links, and its goals are four-fold: (i) To establish http://opencitations.net, a public RDF triplestore for biomedical literature citations. (ii) To harvest the reference lists from many current and recent open access journal articles, starting with those in UK Pubmed Central, those published by the Public Library of Science and Biomed Central, those from other publishers willing for CrossRef to release their data, and articles from other Open Access repositories such as EPrints. (iii) To convert these datasets into RDF, using CiTO, the Citation Typing Ontology (http://purl.org/net/cito/) to encode the citation information. (iv) To publish these citation datasets as Open Linked Data on the Talis Connected Commons Platform under an open data license in both human- and computer-accessible formats. As such, the Open Citation Project seeks to promote citation datasets as first class information objects. The reference list from each article processed will be published as an individual named graph, with its own individual Digital Object Identifier (DOI) assigned by the relevant publisher via CrossRef or by the British Library on behalf of the DataCite Project.
openmetricslab 
15 days ago
The Challenge of Brand-Name Journals and OA: Interview with Stuart Taylor
The impact factor is the numerical value that people tend to put on the journal brand, but I don’t think it’s the impact factor per se in which they’re interested. Rather, it’s the pecking order, or hierarchy, of the journals.
openmetricslab 
15 days ago
Newmarket Hill | Exploring natural & local history of South Downs between Brighton & Lewes
blog about the south downs around woddingdean and lewes including yellow brick road
running  southdowns 
8 weeks ago
It's time for academics to take back control of research journals | Science | The Guardian
The evolution into a highly-profitable industry was never planned. Academics must make the case for lower-cost journals
journals  openaccess  article 
9 weeks ago
RCUK The UK Knowledge and Research Landscape: A report on available resources
In order to support and exploit areas where the UK could have increased global comparative
advantage, we need to improve the UK’s capability to identify where existing and emerging research
excellence can be coupled with innovation strength. To do this well, links between key partners and
stakeholders need to be forged and strengthened, and we need to build a robust and powerful
evidence base which can underpin future investment decisions.
report  rcuk  research 
9 weeks ago
What is Docker?
Docker is the world’s leading software container platform. Developers use Docker to eliminate “works on my machine” problems when collaborating on code with co-workers. Operators use Docker to run and manage apps side-by-side in isolated containers to get better compute density. Enterprises use Docker to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence for both Linux and Windows Server apps.
webdev  technology 
9 weeks ago
Mattering Press - About
Mattering Press publishes high quality, peer reviewed open access books within relational research on science, technology and society. We work with a production model that is based on cooperation and shared scholarship while ensuring the high quality of the resulting work through systematic peer-review. 

As an open access publisher, we are dedicated to make empirically grounded monographs and edited collections widely and freely available, At the same time, we are committed to producing books that can travel as physical entities. All Mattering books will therefore be available freely as ebooks and as printed books to purchase. We also support books using formats that are experimental or difficult to publish using conventional publishing models.
publishing  pubplatform  monograph 
9 weeks ago
Bikes - Ridgeback
think this is more of less a newer version of my bike
bike  cycling 
may 2017
Should biomedical research be like Airbnb?
The thesis presented here is that biomedical research is based on the trusted exchange of services. That exchange would be conducted more efficiently if the trusted software platforms to exchange those services, if they exist, were more integrated. While simpler and narrower in scope than the services governing biomedical research, comparison to existing internet-based platforms, like Airbnb, can be informative.
research  science  openscience  platform 
may 2017
Scholarly Communication: A Long View: New Review of Academic Librarianship: Vol 16, No sup1
a sociological point of view, all instances of human communication can be thought of as having characteristics that allow for their classification. We can think of these as “dimensions,” although they cannot all be orthogonal and mutually
Scholarly_Communication 
may 2017
Humanities Commons – Open access, open source, open to all
Welcome to Humanities Commons, the sharing and collaboration network for people working in and around the humanities.
commons  repositories  preprints  humanities  hss 
may 2017
Research Libraries UK Conference 2017 presentation
research libraries technology future, lancaster university
future  rluk  libraries 
april 2017
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