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Semaine de l'accès libre à la science 22-28 octobre : de quoi s'agit-il?

Partout dans le monde, comme depuis les cinq dernières années, les universités, les regroupements, les éditeurs et les chercheurs qui ont fait le choix de l'accès libre (ou de la "science ouverte") se préparent à une semaine passionnante d'activités et de débats, notamment sur Internet.
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.



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Harvard Open Access Project: Good practices for university open-access policies

  • This is a guide to good practices for university open-access (OA) policies. It's based on the type of policy adopted at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, U of Kansas, U of Oregon, Trinity, Oberlin, Rollins, Wake Forest, Duke, U of Puerto Rico, Hawaii - Manoa, Columbia, Strathmore U, Emory, Princeton, Jomo Kenyatta, Utah State, Bifröst, Miami, California - San Francisco, and the U Massachusetts Medical School (listing some but not all, and in chronological order). However, it includes recommendations that should be useful to institutions with other sorts of OA policy as well.
  • The guide is designed to evolve. No early version will cover every point on which good practices would be desirable or might be discernible. We plan to revise and enlarge it over time, building on our own experience and the experience of colleagues elsewhere. We welcome suggestions.
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Une plateforme de ressources en sciences humaines et sociales

Une plateforme de ressources en sciences humaines et sociales | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

OpenEdition est un portail de ressources électroniques développé par le CLÉO (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) regroupant trois plateformes de publication et d’information en sciences humaines et sociales, à savoir Revues.org, Calenda et Hypotheses.org. Pour reprendre les termes de la présentation officielle, OpenEdition constitue avec ces trois plateformes "un dispositif d’édition électronique complet au service de l’information scientifique". (...) - Thot Cursus

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LabRoots, Leading Community and Social Networking Site for Scientists, Launches New Website

LabRoots, Leading Community and Social Networking Site for Scientists, Launches New Website | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

LabRoots, the leading social networking site designed to connect all science verticals, launches a new website. Based in Orange County, California, LabRoots was founded in 2008 by Greg Cruikshank. LabRoot's vision was to connect the scientific world leveraging a myriad of unique features and tools, discovering meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise.


Scientists from around the world can go to LabRoots.com at no cost, to begin building relationships with other scientists and increasing their influence within the scientific community. Aside from giving scientists a place to share their expertise and learn from one another, LabRoots offers the latest advanced data mining tools to improve scientist-to-scientist communication. (...) - by Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012

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Position du Conseil scientifique d’OpenEdition sur le libre accès

Position du Conseil scientifique d’OpenEdition sur le libre accès | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Dans le cadre des Assises de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, le conseil scientifique d’OpenEdition (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) souhaite attirer l’attention du gouvernement français sur la situation du libre accès (Open Access) à la littérature scientifique.

Le libre accès est au bénéfice de tous
Nous affirmons que le libre accès aux résultats de la recherche scientifique est une avancée pour la société dans son ensemble. (...) 

 - Le Carnet d'OpenEdition, par Marin Dacos, 12 octobre 2012

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Geoghegan-Quinn: 'Open access is the default'

Geoghegan-Quinn: 'Open access is the default' | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn tells DW why Open Access to new scientific research is vital for the public, and why traditional publishers know it's time to change. (...) - by Zulfikar Abbany, DW, 09/10/2012

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Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science?

Can ResearchGate really be the Facebook of science? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

With 2m members, science startup ResearchGate isn’t just talking big when it says it wants to start a revolution: it’s actually changing the way scientists work. Co-founder Ijad Madisch explains his vision — and how he’d like to change Germany’s clone-heavy culture along the way. (...) - By Bobbie Johnson, GIGAom, Oct 6, 2012

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OAPEN-UK: An open access business model for scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences

OAPEN-UK: An open access business model for scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

This paper presents the initial findings of OAPEN-UK, a UK research project gathering evidence on the social and technological impacts of an open access business model for scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences.


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Social media tips for scientists

Social media tips for scientists | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
For many scientists, the thought of spending time on social media sites is distinctly unappealing. To some it’s just a question of time: why add to that to-do list which is already long enough? For others it’s more to do with social media itself, finding the idea of sharing thoughts and ideas with the whole world pointless or self-indulgent.


If that sounds like you, it might be time to reconsider your options – social media includes much more than the usual suspects like Facebook and Twitter, and there are even sites dedicated to academics. Indeed, a vast number of scientists are using social media for tremendous gains – whether that be forming new contacts and collaborations, sharing ideas, communicating science, inspiring others or just entertaining them. Why not join them? (...) - by Catherine de Lange, Naturejobs, 28 Sep 2012

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Manifeste des Digital humanities

Manifeste des Digital humanities | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Lors d'une "non-conférence" (THATcamp) typique du web 2.0 en 2010, un manifeste des "humanités numériques" a été concocté par des spécialistes français des revues savantes en sciences humaines et sociales, afin de promouvoir l'accès libre aux articles scientifiques. Les bases de l'argumentation en faveur de l'accès libre y sont bien expliquées.


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Nous, acteurs ou observateurs des digital humanities (humanités numériques) nous sommes réunis à Paris lors du THATCamp des 18 et 19 mai 2010.

Au cours de ces deux journées, nous avons discuté, échangé, réfléchi ensemble à ce que sont les digital humanities et tenté d’imaginer et d’inventer ce qu’elles pourraient devenir.

À l’issue de ces deux jours qui ne sont qu’une étape, nous proposons aux communautés de recherche et à tous ceux qui participent à la création, à l’édition, à la valorisation ou à la conservation des savoirs un manifeste des digital humanities.

I. Définition

1. Le tournant numérique pris par la société modifie et interroge les conditions de production et de diffusion des savoirs.

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ResearchGate reaches two millions members

ResearchGate reaches two millions members | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Two Million Members, Two Million Stories - ResearchGate News


Today marks a pretty exciting day for all of us here at ResearchGate HQ. We’re welcoming our two millionth member to the network and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Back in May 2008 a few curious researchers logged onto the newly launched ResearchGate and were obviously as convinced as we were that this was something big. They invited their colleagues, collaborated, and built strong connections that kept them coming back. Needless to say we happily and steadily grew. (...)


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Articles en Open Access, la norme au Royaume-Uni d'ici 2014

Articles en Open Access, la norme au Royaume-Uni d'ici 2014 | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Dès 2014, l'ensemble des articles scientifiques issus de financements publics britanniques seront librement accessibles dès leur publication. Cette annonce du BIS, le Ministère des entreprises, de l'innovation et des compétences, vient préciser les ambitions du Royaume-Uni en matière d'Open Access (OA), terme anglais pour désigner la mise à disposition gratuite des articles et données scientifiques.

L'Open Access faisait déjà partie des axes forts de la dernière stratégie britannique pour la recherche et l'innovation publiée en décembre 2011. Les modalités de la transition vers un modèle de libre accès ont été précisées mardi 17 juillet 2012 dans une réponse du gouvernement de coalition aux recommandations du rapport Finch sur la mise en place de l'Open Access. (...) - BE Royaume-Uni 117Les Bulletins Electroniques des Ambassades de France, 2012/09/19

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Première plateforme allemande de financement participatif pour la science

[BE Allemagne 582] Le forum "Wissenschaft im Dialog" (la science en dialogue, WiD) [1] lance la première plateforme allemande de crowdfunding, ou financement participatif, pour les projets de recherche et de communication. Il suffit souvent de peu d'argent pour pouvoir démarrer un projet de recherche : juste assez pour un voyage d'études, un ordinateur, un appareil de mesure, ou encore un collaborateur pour quelques mois. Trop peu pour une requête officielle coûteuse. Pour donner une chance à de tels projets, Wissenschaft im Dialog lance donc sa plateforme sciencestarter.de. (...) - Les Bulletins Electroniques des Ambassades de France, 2012/09/14

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Le petit manuel de l’Open Data

Le petit manuel de l’Open Data | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

[Geoffrey Dorne] Bonjour :-)

Ce matin, je vous propose un guide très pratique, j’ai nommé « Le Manuel de l’opendata ». Ce manuel en ligne traite des aspects légaux, sociaux, et techniques des donnes publiques/ouvertes. Il peut etre utilise par n’importe qui, mais il est principalement concu pour ceux qui cherchent a rendre leurs données publiques/ouvertes. Il traite du pourquoi, quoi, et comment des donnees ouvertes/publiques – pourquoi rendre publique, quoi rendre publique, et comment rendre publique.

L’idée et que vous puissiez piocher dedans lorsque vous réalisez des projets contenant des données ouvertes et que vous puissiez vous y référer assez facilement. - par Geoffrey Dorne, Blog Graphisme & interactivité, 18/10/2012

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There’s something fishy about citations: We need a method of assessing the support of research if we want to change the ‘publish or perish’ culture

There’s something fishy about citations: We need a method of assessing the support of research if we want to change the ‘publish or perish’ culture | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Current citation biases give us only the narrowest slice of scientific support. Bradley Voytek writes that while BrainSCANr may have flaws, it gives the reader a quick indication of how well-supported an academic argument is and could provide a new way of thinking about citations.

Science has a lot of problems. Or rather, scientometrics has a lot of problems. Scientific careers are built off the publish or perish foundation of citation counts. Journals are ranked by impact factors. There are serious problems with this system, and many ideas have been offered on how to change it but so far little has actually been affected. Many journals, including the PLoS and Frontiers series, are making efforts to bring about change, but they are mostly taking a social tactic: ranking and commenting on articles.I believe these methods are treating the symptom, not the problem. (...) - by Bradley Voytek, LSE blog "Impact of Social Sciences", Oct 17, 2012

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Open health data in practice: Increase your access to lab results

Open health data in practice: Increase your access to lab results | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Voice your support for a proposed federal rule that expands patients' access to test results.

I’m convinced that there’s a wave of innovation coming in healthcare, driven by new kinds of data, new ways of extracting meaning from that data, and new business models that data can enable. That’s one of the reasons why we launched our StrataRx Conference, which focuses on the importance of data science to the future of health care.

Unfortunately, much of the data that will enable an entrepreneurial explosion is still locked up — in paper records, in proprietary data formats, and by well-intentioned but conflicting privacy regulations.

We’re making progress towards open data in healthcare, but there are still so many obstacles! Ann Waldo recently introduced me to one of these. (...) - by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly radar, October 16, 2012



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Vers une “data-sociologie” ? Tour d’horizon des techniques de collecte automatisée de données sur le web

Vers une “data-sociologie” ? Tour d’horizon des techniques de collecte automatisée de données sur le web | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Ces vingt dernières années ont vu le développement de techniques et d’outils informatiques qui permettent d’automatiser la collecte et la mise en forme de données, en particulier celles provenant d’internet[1]. Plus puissantes et plus faciles d’accès, ils sont aussi de plus en plus utilisés dans de nombreuses professions. Leur diffusion intéresse donc les chercheurs en sciences sociales, à la fois parce qu’elles permettent de collecter rapidement des informations sur divers aspects du monde social, mais aussi parce qu’elle conteste un peu plus leur monopole dans la production de données quantitatives. On se propose ici de réaliser un rapide tour d’horizon sur cette question qui souligne le potentiel, et évoque certains enjeux, du recours croissant à ces méthodes pour nos disciplines. (...) - Par Alexandre Hobeika et Étienne Ollion via Pierre Merklé sur Quanti, 3 octobre 2012

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Calculating time from submission to publication / Degree of burden in submitting a paper

Les temps de publication d'un article scientifique sont souvent longs et un facteur très limitant pour les jeunes chercheurs : une aide pour faire une estimation (par figshare)


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We can do much better than rely on the self-fulfilling impact factor: Academics must harness ideas of engagement to illustrate their impact

We can do much better than rely on the self-fulfilling impact factor: Academics must harness ideas of engagement to illustrate their impact | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Impact Factors are a god-send for overworked and distracted individuals, and while Google Scholar goes some way to utilizing multiple measures to determine a researcher’s impact, Jonathan Becker argues that we can go one better. He writes that engagement is the next metric that academics must conquer.

Those of you in the professoriate are likely in the same position as me, where tenure and/or promotion are tied to scholarly output, which is largely judged by the impact factors of the journals in which we have published. That is, we largely judge each other’s scholarship based on impact factor. (...) - by Jonathan Becker, LSE: blog Impact of Social Sciences, Oct 9, 2012

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Les réseaux sociaux numériques de chercheurs en SHS

Que ce soit Research gate, academia.edu ou des sites avec une fonction sociale (Mendeley, Zotero), les outils se diversifient. Sont-ils nécessaires ? Utiles ? Qui est vraiment demandeur ? Prennent-ils en compte les besoins des chercheurs en SHS ? Quelles fonctions seraient les plus indispensables à la communauté des SHS ? (...)


Collectif, « Les réseaux sociaux numériques de chercheurs en SHS », in THATCamp Paris 2012, Paris, Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (« La Non-Collection »), 2012 [En ligne], mis en ligne le 28 septembre 2012

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Open access will change the world, if scientists want it to

Open access will change the world, if scientists want it to | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

The dilemma is this: all scientists want to publish in high-impact journals but we also want our work accessible to as wide an audience as possible. In other words we want the prestige, but we also want the popularisation of our work that open-access publication can bring.


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Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

After 'Twittergate', Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield. (...) - by Ernesto PriegoThe Guardian, Wednesday 3 October 2012

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Open-access deal for particle physics

Open-access deal for particle physics | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Consortium brokers agreement with 12 journals.


The entire field of particle physics is set to switch to open-access publishing, a milestone in the push to make research results freely available to readers.

Particle physics is already a paragon of openness, with most papers posted on the preprint server arXiv. But peer-reviewed versions are still published in subscription journals, and publishers and research consortia at facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have previously had to strike piecemeal deals to free up a few hundred articles. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature, 24 September 2012

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Twitter, peer review and altmetrics: the future of research impact assessment

Twitter, peer review and altmetrics: the future of research impact assessment | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

New tools are challenging the monopoly of impact factors as the sole measure of research quality, but are they up to the job? (...) - by Eliza AnyangweThe Guardian, Wednesday 19 September 2012


Join our live chat, 21 September, to debate the viability of altmetrics

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Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris

Open Access Week - OCTOBER 23 - 25, 2012 in Paris | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Open Access Week, a global event in its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access for research and scholarship, and to share ideas with colleagues. 

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