ERGO is a project on the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the ERGO is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of open access ("free to read") scholarship in education.
If done right, blended learning can be used to support more equitable access to learning resources and discipline-specific expertise. It may also engage students (and teachers) in a variety of online and offline learning activities that differentiate instruction and bring greater diversity to the learning context.
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week… (Join us for the #openaccessweek kickoff event "Redefining Impact" on Oct.
The Lancet has launched a new open-access global health journal! According to Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, open-access publishing is something he and others at The Lancet have wanted to do for a long time.
Free and open access to the world’s most comprehensive collection of economic and development data. Browse, map, graph, or download data by country, topic on over 4,000 indicators. Available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Arabic.
You've got an image that you need access to from all of your devices. What do you do? The smart answer is to save it to the cloud, and if you're someone who uses Google Drive extensively, you're in luck as this cloud storage system is great for saving, sharing, and using images. It's simple…
Open access is happening – and its happening faster than expected, concludes a new study funded by the European Commission. Half of all scholarly publications in 2011 are freely available online and the trend will increase. The study, carried out by Science-Metrix, predicts that open access “is poised to become the dominant form of dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarly articles in the European research area“. A similar picture emerges outside Europe: more than 50 percent of scholarly publications are freely available in the US and even 63 percent in Brazil. However, not all subjects are equally accessible. Biomedical research, biology, mathematics and statistics are leading whilst social sciences and humanities are at the lower end.
One of the founders of the London School of Economics, Sidney Webb, wrote that, “one of the principle objects of the school from its establishment has been the publication of works containing the results of researches in economic and political subjects conducted by teachers of the school or under their supervision”. Academic libraries such as the LSE Library provide the modern equivalent of the role outlined in this vision, extending our collections to include the fruits of research activity in the school. We then disseminate research (and information about it) on the web using repository systems and the principles of Open Access.
Google researchers have developed new methods for analyzing language using deep learning techniques. They’ve also open sourced an implementation of their work so any researchers can experiment with it.
Report from the conference: Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences, British Library, 1-2 July 2013 #oabooks by Lucy Keating @nulibarts (RT @nulibarts: Forget about books to save books?
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