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23 Things: P2PU Open Research or-2: Who's Working On It?

23 Things: P2PU Open Research or-2: Who's Working On It? | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
*blush* :) RT @nickifish: @Protohedgehog I featured you in my blog, hope you don't mind: http://t.co/d9eXcQXb4G #openscience
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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 #enterprise-software #CloudComputing #Collaboration #LaTex #GIT #GIT-Hub
#MarkDown #Mark-Down

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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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jQuery Learning Center

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"There’s a lot more to learn about building web sites and applications with jQuery than can fit in API documentation. If you’re looking for explanations of the basics, workarounds for common problems, best practices, and how-tos, you’re in the right place!

 

... All of the content in this site is completely open source, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you notice a small improvement that should be made, or want to write entirely new articles, this is one area where feature requests are encouraged!

 

... Each of our articles has a link to the raw content on GitHub, and we urge everyone to fork, edit, and help improve this community resource!" - from source: http://learn.jquery.com/

ghbrett's insight:

Here is an open source site that also provides teaching and training about jQuery and how to not just learn the basics but ways to apply this to improve web applications. In addition to content on the site, note that the material links to raw content on GitHub. So it's available for the learner to see the insides of the programming. Last but not least is their invitation for the learner to join in and add to the content and knowledge base of their site / project.

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Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories : Scientific Data

Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories : Scientific Data | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories

 

Scientific Data will be a forum for publications about datasets, but will not be a repository for primary datasets. Primary data associated with Data Descriptors will be stored in one or more external data repositories. Why this distinction?

 

 This strategy helps us draw some clear lines around the goals of Scientific Data. By ensuring that the primary datasets are stored in external systems, we make it crystal clear that our goal is to help authors publish content that promotes the scientific value and reusability of their datasets, not to control access to data. We feel that this is a progressive strategy that will help promote collaboration and data consolidation, rather than fragmentation"

from source: http://blogs.nature.com/

 

#Scientific-Data #data #Open-Data #OpenData #Science #research #authors #scientists #collaboration #curation #metadata #publishing

ghbrett's insight:

This is an example of providing access to data & content. It presents a forum for authors to develop collaboration and data sharing rather than fragmenting research or keeping it embargoed. One result of such activities will be more rapid and wider dissemination of research to improve the knowledge base available to the scientific communities.

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Google Apps for Education: When Will It Replace the LMS? -

Google Apps for Education: When Will It Replace the LMS? - | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"History professor Jonathan Rees called it an “uncharacteristically subtle post.” When he posted an excerpt from his university’s report on its Blackboard usage, he didn’t have to say much: “I think all I want to do here is point out that all the things professors use Blackboard for here most (as well as a few of the things that not many people use Blackboard for) can be done for a lot less money than whatever our Blackboard license costs. Sometimes they can be done for no money at all.”" from source: http://mfeldstein.com/

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This post was linked to from the Google+ Community discussing if Google Apps for Education would replace the Learning Management System. The post itself is brief and points to other resources. If you read it, be sure to have a look at the comments below. Some of the comments are positive and others are doubtful. One wonders where the balance is.

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Knowledge Sharing in Open Innovation: An Overview of Theoretical Perspectives on Collaborative Innovation

Abstract: "Open innovation has received an increasing amount of attention from innovation scholars and practitioners alike. As a specific type of open innovation, collaborative innovation combines knowledge in flows and out flows and is thus at the core of open innovation. To better understand this coupled process of open innovation, this chapter provides an overview of the theoretical perspectives on open collaborative innovation. In particular, knowledge sharing is considered as a main driver of successful collaborative innovation. Accordingly, the chapter reviews some of the main trends in practices and theories related to open collaborative innovation. The main purpose is to provide an overview of the main perspectiveson collaborative knowledge sharing within established economic organization and strategic management theories. Thus, by providing a more solid theoretical basis for future work in open innovation, this chapter contributed to the theory behind open innovation, which in turn can be used to inform openinnovation practices." from source: http://www.crowdsourcing.org/

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