For some time now, many of us having been deeply unimpressed with the fact that Elsevier, one of the chief opponents to the progress of Open Science, will be helping to monitor the future of Open Science in Europe. Metaphors about foxes and hen-houses have been flying everywhere. We have launched several initiatives to try […]
After more than a year of work, the Open Scholarship Strategy document has been published in full.
The document aims to find agreements for a broad, international strategy for the implementation of open scholarship that meets the needs of different national and regional communities, that works globally.
Today, I’m super excited to announce a great new video released for the Open Science MOOC! This introductory video is designed to expose the human element behind open source software – something which often comes across in a very technical way. This video will answer a key question: Why is Open Source Software important for […]
Following the latest update on Elsevier this morning, I just want to draw your attention to another cool post. This one is called Keeping Up With… Antitrust and Competition Law, by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who are part of the American Library Association. It provides a really useful overview of the […]
As regular readers here might know, me and Elsevier are not the greatest friends. Last year saw a lot of activism against them, and other scholarly publishers, as a great threat to democratic access to knowledge and the future of [open] science. One of the major points of tension was around Elsevier and their role […]
A paper that I helped to peer review is now published, and should be of interest. Here’s the abstract: Digital scholarship and electronic publishing among the scholarly communities are changing when metrics and open infrastructures take centre stage for measuring research impact. In scholarly communication, the growth of preprint repositories over the last three decades […]
Today the Open Science MOOC hit 300 enrolled participants for the pilot module on open source and open research software. We’ve also started handing out the first certificates, which is a fantastic achievement for the community. Congratulations to everyone involved – this is a great start to the project! Don’t forget that you can help […]
Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Nikolov: Osteohistology of the hadrosauroid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from Labirinta cave, Bulgaria: An example of insular dwarfism or simply young giant? Lowery […]
Just a little heads up, a talk I gave for the SciELO 20 year anniversary conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is now online! Had the simple task of talking about the global landscape of Open Science in under 15 minutes. Easy peasy. Slides are also available via Figshare.
Welcome to your usual roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last month from the worlds of Open Science and Palaeontology! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous time. Palaeontology News Rudenko: Prehistoric Body Theater: Bringing Paleontology Narratives to Global Contemporary Performance Audiences. This is just a special bit of magic! Brocklehurst: Vertebral […]