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Defining Legit Open Access Journals - Scientist

Defining Legit Open Access Journals - Scientist | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Defining Legit Open Access Journals
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WIKIMEDIA, MODA group of scholarly publishing organizations has laid out guidelines to help weed out non-legitimate open access journals.
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Open source scales from the individual to the enterprise - opensource.com

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Open source scales from the individual to the enterprise
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This meant that only the researchers in that institution were able to access the research. Now, with open research, the visibility and impact of the study increases phenomenally.
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Launch of astroEDU: Peer-reviewed open-access astronomy education activities ... - Nanowerk

"(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."

Source: http://www.nanowerk.com/

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This article is good news for teachers of astronomy. But, there is another value here: the processes described here can be re-purposed to provide an open framework for other disciplines. 

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University of Iowa pushes for 'open access' to research - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

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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...
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Argentine legislators approve open-access law : Nature News Blog

Argentine legislators approve open-access law : Nature News Blog | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Open Access Law in Argentina for science related publications.
http://t.co/PlXjldJLMj
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Frontiers for Young Minds

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Frontiers for Young Minds is a scientific open access journal edited by and for kids.
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Twitter / opendata_hk: Watching @SCEdmunds of ...

Twitter / opendata_hk: Watching @SCEdmunds of ... | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
RT @opendata_hk: Watching @SCEdmunds of @GigaScience present about open science at our open data meet.11! #odhk http://t.co/hoF5AXq7FZ
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Open source from science to society

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
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Senators Introduce Bill to Fund Open Education Resources - Inside Higher Ed

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Senators Introduce Bill to Fund Open Education Resources. November 15, 2013. A new bill introduced in the U.S.
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Open Access publication does not harm book sales ... - UCL Blogs

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.
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DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release)

DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release) | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"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.”"

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The past year in Open Access - Creative Commons

The past year in Open Access - Creative Commons | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Why Macrothink Institute Embraced Open Access Journal Publishing - PR Newswire (press release)

Why Macrothink Institute Embraced Open Access Journal Publishing - PR Newswire (press release) | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

Why Macrothink Institute Embraced Open Access Journal Publishing
PR Newswire (press release) -- LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30, 2013 

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Year-in-Review: Education hot topics on Opensource.com - opensource.com

Year-in-Review: Education hot topics on Opensource.com - opensource.com | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Year-in-Review: Education hot topics on Opensource.com
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The popularity of our Education channel on Opensource.com continued to soar in 2013, with our education-related content consistently drawing outstanding page views on the site.
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1 January 2014 | Public Domain Day - 1 January 2012

1 January 2014 | Public Domain Day - 1 January 2012 | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"On this day of great celebrations worldwide, we also invite to celebrate the impressive wealth of knowledge, information and beauty that today, like every year on this day, becomes freely available to humankind. Every year on New Year's Day, in fact, due to the expiration of copyright protection terms on works produced by authors who died several decades earlier, thousands of works enter the public domain - that is, their content is no longer owned or controlled by anyone, but it rather becomes a common treasure, available for anyone to freely use for any purpose."  -- source: http://www.publicdomainday.org/

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This is an exciting resource for those involved with Open Access and Open Educational Resources. Be sure to check it out!

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Building global biodiversity knowledge through open access data - Cordis News

Building global biodiversity knowledge through open access data - Cordis News | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"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."


source: http://cordis.europa.eu/

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Save Students a Billion Dollars (#opened13 Keynote)

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SLideshare:  "Save Students a Billion Dollars"
-- by Nicole Allen, Director of a national campaign for textbook affordability at Student PIRGs on Nov 08, 2013

 

#opened13 #Keynote #OpenContent #OpenAccess #OpenPublishing

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This is one way to establish some control of the exponentially growing costs of education at all levels. 

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Announcement: Launch of the Open Access Button | Digital Humanities Now

Announcement: Launch of the Open Access Button | Digital Humanities Now | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
RT @FrostDavis: help map the denial of access to scholarship with the open access button http://t.co/uldwYkmxpU #nitle
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Opening up your research: a guide to self-archiving

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Making your research available on open access services increases citation and helps ensure greater impact, argues Deborah Lupton. In this post she has advice for sociologists in particular on diffe...
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Cloud NLP platform open for research - Healthcare IT News

Cloud NLP platform open for research - Healthcare IT News | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
Cloud NLP platform open for research
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Health Fidelity is making its cloud-based REVEAL technology available for research use.
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The Historical Origins of 'Open Science': An Essay on Patronage, Reputation and Common Agency Contracting in the Scientific Revolution by Paul A. David :: SSRN

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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 ...
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Open Access and Academic Freedom - Inside Higher Ed

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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...
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India set to become next open education superpower: National Skill ... - Economic Times

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Open Source Scholarship - Next Steps

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The concept is Open Source Scholarship.
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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.
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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. 
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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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With the pressures on higher education to deal with rising tuition, the debt load created by the ubiquitous BA, BS degree, the idea of Open Source Scholarship is radical indeed.   ~ Deb

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Open source scholarship

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I Do Not Want an Initiative, I Want Open Access - PLoS Blogs (blog)

I Do Not Want an Initiative, I Want Open Access - PLoS Blogs (blog) | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"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."

-- From Source: http://blogs.plos.org/

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