>> Archive of my Scoops from all sources plus Scoops that I have not posted to other social sites. In an effort to lessen the sense that I am spamming people, I am beginning to post more of my Scoops from all sections on my blog at http://ghbrett.org Soon I hope to get some advice on doing a better job of archiving the content into the topical sections on the site as well.
"An open-access platform to enable the integration of European and Brazilian biodiversity research tools has been developed through an EU-funded programme. The EUBRAZILOPENBIO (EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity) project, which was completed earlier this year, will help promote cross-border innovation and the sharing of best practice in a vitally important field of research."
This essay examines the economics of patronage in the production of knowledge and its influence upon the historical formation of key elements in the ethos and o (The Historical Origins of 'Open Science': An Essay on Patronage, Reputation and ...
Open Access and Academic Freedom Inside Higher Ed An optional, but not mandated, green access model (in which faculty can reprint publications on a university website) would increase the public availability of published research and promote a trend...
I find it challenging to figure out how to really be a practicing open source scholar. To me, Open Source Scholarship is not just about our research, but about our practice as academics–a practice of research, inquiry, teaching, learning, dis/un-covery, and engagement. Practically, politically, ethically, and socially, we face many barriers in opening up our processes as scholars. ___________________________
It is about...build[ing] a commons, while ...dismantl[ing] the histories of oppression...used to promote and the limited knowledge systems we’ve propagated. ___________________________
As a teacher, I’m limited from opening up my syllabus and course online because it is owned by my school, or owned by my department, and is therefore proprietary. As a graduate student, if I begin to publish my half-baked ideas and thoughts as I work and invite criticism as I go, I am breaking out of standard academic norms, and am therefore “endangering my future career.”
Open Source Scholarship is a massive attitude and orientation change change for scholars. ... It is about transforming a history in academia of using secrecy, privacy, and private ownership of ideas into one of shared, participatory, co-designed and developed, public, and free work.
It is about...helping to build a commons, while simultaneously attempting to dismantle the histories of oppression that knowledge generated in universities has been used to promote and the limited knowledge systems we’ve propagated.
Open source scholarship is a radical transformation in the universities relationship with ideas, in scholars relationships with students and colleagues, in relationships with communities. It is an explosion of the concept of “inside” and “outside”, of “expert” and “lay”, of privileged knowledge and everyday knowledge.
Whether or not academics and universities want it, this is the coming world. More and more people will be empowered to use and conduct research, ....the state of knowledge will be opened up in new ways we can’t yet even predict
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"It wasn’t until last semester that I met Rodrigo at one of the Berkeley Student Co-ops, the first other undergraduate that was just as passionate in advocating for open access as I was, and along with Tony and Mitar, all of whom are together working together on a collaborative, cloud-based scientific paper reader called PeerLibrary , began organizing for what informally became the UC Berkeley The Open Access Initiative . Last semester, most of our efforts went towards writing letters, informing students and faculty on campus about open access, and making an online petition that got over 1,700 signatures in order to garner support to pass aUC system-wide open access policy , which was finally passed on July 24th and requires that by default , all University of California faculty have their published works deposited in the eScholarship digital repository."
Belfast Telegraph Welby backs open access schools Belfast Telegraph Welby backs open access schools. Comments. Email; Print; Font Size. The Archbishop of Canterbury has backed church schools that move away from faith-based selection.
"ACS Publications, a leading scientific journal publisher and a Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), announced today a far-reaching expansion of its open access publishing options –– including a major new open access journal, more licensing choices for authors and a stimulus program to support authors who select ACS journals when seeking to publish their work open access. The programs will be featured at the annual Charleston Library Conference in Charleston, S.C."
"(Nanowerk News) A new platform for high-quality, peer-reviewed astronomy education activities has been launched by the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development at the ESA/Galileo Teachers Training Program Teacher Training Workshop, Leiden, Netherlands. astroEDU is a platform that allows educators to discover, review, distribute, improve and remix astronomy education activities, and offers a free peer-review service by professionals in education and science.
... .astroEDU targets activity guides, tutorials and other activities in the area of astronomy education, prepared by teachers, educators and education specialists. Each of the astroEDU activities has been peer-reviewed by an educator and an astronomer to ensure a high scientific and educational standard. All reviewed materials are then stored in a free online database, using a framework which enables broad distribution in a range of different formats from print-friendly PDFs to mobile device document formats."
University of Iowa pushes for 'open access' to research The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines “Open access” publishing is breaking down traditional barriers imposed through subscription-based scientific journals by creating new...
Abstract Open source alternatives developed in science and applied in industry can help people and society to reduce costs and increase the basic level of livin (Open source from science to society by @SomercoResearch
An EU-funded project, Oapen-NL, which explored Open Access monograph publishing in the Netherlands, has reported that the open-access publication of monographs does not negatively impact on book sales.
"Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. “This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences,” says the author of “Open-Source Lab.” For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right.
His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step DIY guide for making lab equipment. The essential tools are a 3D printer, open-source software and free digital designs. “It’s a guidebook for new faculty members setting up labs,” he said. “With it, they can cut the cost by a factor of 10, or even 100 for research-grade equipment. Even in the classroom, we can do a $15,000 educational lab for $500.”"
The European Commission released a report that said open access to research publications is reaching a tipping point. It noted that 40% of scientific peer reviewed articles published worldwide between 2004 and 2011 are ...
ICORE This morning I attended my first ICORE online meeting. ICORE, the International Council for Open Research and Education, is bringing together interested experts and stakeholders from the fields of open education ...