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Banyan - Share, Collaborate & Publish Research

"Banyan makes it easy for scientists to share, publish, and collaborate what they are working on. We are building modern tools for the modern scientist.


... Research should not be thwarted by an industry run on the privatization of information. Instead, it should be enhanced by open access. Open access allows the knowledge of scientific research to be easily accessible to any audience. The open access movement began 19 years ago with Steven Harnad’s Subversive Proposal. By making published work freely accessible to people, it provides a platform for academics to share their knowledge. This movement has already begun in other countries with mandates for open access in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, and Australia.


This movement cannot move forward unless we are willing to take a stand on this problem. Every researcher, librarian, university administrator and funding body should promote open access before this movement takes off. Our goal with Banyan is to give everyone an equal seat at the table. We want to level the playing field of research. We invite researchers to use Banyan to recapitulate scholarly communication and expand the distribution of information."

from source: https://banyan.co/publish


#Banyan #Banyan-Publish #Chattanooga #SaaS $#nterprise-Software #CloudComputing #Collaboration #LaTex #GIT #GIT-Hub
#MarkDown #Mark-Down

ghbrett's insight:

This innovative service uses the LaTex authoring system which has been in use for many years by the Scientific and Mathematics communities in order to create complex algorithms for print purposes. Banyan Publish combines LaTEX with the collaborative project with version control using the repository, Git Hub ( https://github.com/ ). In addition Banyan Publish uses Markdown, from Wikipedia: "The language takes many cues from existing conventions for marking up plain text in email. Markdown formatted text should be readable as-is, without looking like it's been marked up with tags or formatting instructions, unlike text which has been formatted with a Markup language, such as HTML, which has obvious tags and formatting instructions. Markdown is a formatting syntax for text that can be read by humans and can be easily converted to HTML."

( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown )


Banyan Publish is a freemium service that allows a single user free access and then has reasonable pricing for teams and for enterprises. There are growing numbers of online projects that use Git Hub to manage documents as well as application development. This facility along with simplified Markdown will make Banyan Publish a useful tool for many communities, small groups, and enterprise projects

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Interview With David Pasillas

Interview With David Pasillas | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"David Pasillas is a professional photographer currently based in Santa Clara, CA. He shoots a variety of subjects...


David began shooting and developing black and white film at the age of 16. He was introduced to the possibilities of digital photography at 18, and finally, got a DSLR 10 years after his love for photography began. He has never taken a class for Photoshop and is completely self taught. His editing style has been influenced by fine art photographers, HDR photographers, and matte painters.


In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. "

from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com

#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

ghbrett's curator insight, July 10, 2013 11:25 AM

In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. " from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com
#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

Notes: NOTE: This may be an odd post to include in my streams of suggestions. I plan to cross post it to a couple, so apologies up front to those who read the other Scoop.it sites of mine you see at the upper left of each home page.

This is an important and exciting interview. It reminds me of the book (yes paper book) "The Best Camera Is The One That's With You..." by Chase Jarvis ( http://amzn.to/1djbVwG ). The saturation of smart phone with cameras is phenomenal. Most people of all ages have one. So this applies not only to K-12 education, but also to Higher Ed and Corporate education/training as well. Not that everyone will become an artistic photographer, but that most people have access not only to cameras, but the ability to quickly share those images with their community or publicly. It should be noted that this is not limited to smart phone, but any mobile device like the growing number of tablets with cameras should read this interview as well. Living here near Washington DC I have watched more and more visitors of all ages and many different countries using their mobile phone and tablets instead of carrying around cameras these days.

One point not made in the article, but relevant to learning, note taking, education and training is that these mobile cameras can be used in novel ways to support those activities. There are applications to scan and convert snapped text into searchable content. There are apps that help people track spending with snapshots of receipts. Since I do not drink wine, I take a snap of the label for the wine my wife likes so I know what to get at the store. How about using mobile cameras to document "field trips", or document objects visually, or to shop by emailing a photo of that cabinet or dress to a friend to confirm it is the right one for you? You are only limited by your imagination whether student, instructor, or worker.