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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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"Open Access" By Peter Suber

"Open Access" By Peter Suber | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Open Access - By Peter Suber 

 

NOW AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE OPEN ACCESS FORMATS

 

... The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.

 

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers."

-- from source: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access

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ghbrett's curator insight, June 18, 2013 4:44 PM

Peter Suber has been a driving force in the rapidly growing area(s) of Open Access. Rather than cite this or that have a look at his info at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Suber  Here is a wonderful resource for anyone who uses Internet resources. Get a copy for a eBook-Reader, a computer, or your Boss, but don't forget yourself. Then Read it and then keep as a handy reference resource.

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NASA - Flagship Initiatives

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"Nebula is an open-source cloud computing platform that was developed to provide an easily quantifiable and improved alternative to building additional expensive data centers and to provide an easier way for NASA scientists and researchers to share large, complex data sets with external partners and the public.

... Cloud computing is a significant departure from the traditional IT infrastructure model. It will require technical training as well as a shift in how our teams and programs think about IT resources. This shift will require us to change budgeting, procurement, workflow, and our approach toward processing, storing, and accessing data. As a mission-driven Agency that is reliant upon data, we will need to provide adequate education and training to employees and contractors for greater adoption." -from source: http://www.nasa.gov/open/plan/nebula.html

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NASA has often been a leader in education and training using new media and emerging technologies. Here is one more instance of that. It is especially important in that it is an open-source project for a cloud-computing platform for dealing with Big Data. Big Data is another emerging technology that this project will serve as a model for other agencies to adopt. The training materials developed for the project should prove worth while as content and as models for other training programs in organizations and agencies.

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ghbrett's curator insight, February 28, 2013 10:26 AM

NASA has often been a leader in education and training using new media and emerging technologies. Here is one more instance of that. It is especially important in that it is an open-source project for a cloud-computing platform for dealing with Big Data. Big Data is another emerging technology that this project will serve as a model for other agencies to adopt. The training materials developed for the project should prove worth while as content and as models for other training programs in organizations and agencies.

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RCUK welcomes recommendations made by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on open access - RCUK

Research Councils UK (RCUK) welcomes the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee's report, The Implementation of Open Access, which has been published today.
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This article is evidence that the United Kingdom is taking seriously the need for Open Access. RCUK makes a brief but important response in this article.
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Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Open access isn't just for scientists. Opening up research is an idea that appeals to more and more humanists and social scientists. The trick has been how those fields can support the open sharing of research.

Several recent publishing ventures and platforms, including the Open Humanities Press and Anvil Academic, are investigating how to bring more open-access journals and monographs online. A brand-spanking-new nonprofit organization, called the Open Library of Humanities, aims to create a humanities-and-social-sciences version of the successful Public Library of Science, or PLoS ( http://www.plos.org/ ), which in the past decade has established itself as a major presence in open-access, peer-reviewed scientific publishing. Like PLoS, the Open Library of Humanities, or OLH, will be peer-reviewed." - from source: http://chronicle.com/

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This is a significant in that it illustrates just how much the Humanities are moving forward in the open movement as well as expanding their digital footprint. It's role model the Public Library of Science ( http://www.plos.org/ ) has proven it's value with various platforms and channels such as journals, blogs, networks, Hubs, Collection and News Aggregation. So, the Public Library of Humanities should prove a great resource and nexus for the increasing digital resources for Digital Humanists everywhere.

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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

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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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An emerging consensus for open evaluation: 18 visions for the future of scientific publishing

An emerging consensus for open evaluation: 18 visions for the future of scientific publishing | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

An emerging consensus for open evaluation: 18 visions for the future of scientific publishing | Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Frontiers (...) - Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, by Kriegeskorte N et al., 15 November 2012


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Exploring the Effects of a Transition to Open… « InfoDoc MicroVeille

"The Open Access (OA) movement, which postulates gratis and unrestricted online access to publicly funded research findings, has significantly gained momentum in recent years. The two ways of achieving OA are self-archiving of scientific work by the authors (Green OA) and publishing in OA journals (Gold OA). But there is still no consensus which model should be supported in particular. The aim of this simulation study is to discover mechanisms and predict developments that may lead to specific outcomes of possible market transformation scenarios. It contributes to theories related to OA by substantiating the argument of a citation advantage of OA articles and by visualizing the mechanisms of a journal system collapsing in the long-term due to the continuation of the serials crisis. The practical contribution of this research stems from the integration of all market players: Decisions regarding potential financial support of OA models can be aligned with our findings – as well as the decision of a publisher to migrate his journals to Gold OA. Our results indicate that for scholarly communication in general, a transition to Green OA combined with a certain level of subscription-based publishing and a migration of few top journals is the most beneficial development." from source: http://microblogging.infodocs.eu

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This is the basic abstract to their research report. At the end of the article is a link to the PDF of the report. This is a formal research project, so be aware that it might be dry and technical, but at the same time it provides the material for the concluding statement that they made in their abstract. "ur results indicate that for scholarly communication in general, a transition to Green OA combined with a certain level of subscription-based publishing and a migration of few top journals is the most beneficial development."

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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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Open Access and scientific breakthroughs | Open Science

Open Access and scientific breakthroughs | Open Science | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
A few days ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article by Peter Suber and Darius Cuplinskas, daringly entitled “Open Access to Scientific Research Can Save Lives”. It relates the case of 15 year-old Jack ...
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This article is an fairly good explanation of the value of the content of the referenced article by Suber and Cuplinskas. The cited article can be found at:
http://chronicle.com/article/Open-Access-to-Research-Can/136065/ ;

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