Sound, reproducible scholarship rests upon a foundation of robust, accessible data. For this to be so in practice as well as theory, data must be accorded due importance in the practice of scholarship and in the enduring scholarly record. In other words, data should be considered legitimate, citable products of research. Data citation, like the citation of other evidence and sources, is good research practice.
In support of this assertion, and to encourage good practice, we offer a set of guiding principles for data citation. These principles are the synthesis of work by a number of groups.
Today marks the launch of the Open Access Button, a browser bookmark tool that allows users to report when they hit paywalled access to academic articles and discover open access versions of that research.
To demonstrate what a propulsive force the bass has been in the evolution of music over the centuries, collective CDZA has featured bassist Mark Thurber in a greatest-hits-who’s-who history lesson, 'The Story of the Bass.'...
OpenCulture 2014 dates announced M&H Online OpenCulture 2014 dates announced. Dates have been confirmed for the fourth annual collections management conference from the Collections Trust, OpenCulture - Wednesday 25th and Thursday June 2014.
This month Google released an open source version of its QGIS Google Maps Engine connector, a valuable tool that can significantly expand available functionality for users working with Google Maps Engine.
Training college students to contribute to the Linux kernel opensource.com We are planning on repeating these training sessions in the Spring with the operating systems class at SUNY albany, and as a hackathon during the 4th Open Source Festival at...