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Science and Curation: the New Practice of Web 2.0

Science and Curation: the New Practice of Web 2.0 | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

The Internet now makes it possible to publish and share billions of data items every day, accessible to over 2 billion people worldwide. This mass of information makes it difficult, when searching, to extract the relevant and useful information from the background noise. It should be added that these searches are time-consuming and can take much longer than the time we actually have to spend on them. Today, Google and specialized search engines such as Google Scholar are based on established algorithms. But are these algorithms sufficiently in line with users’ needs? What if the web needed a human brain to select and put forward the relevant information and not just the information based on “popularity” and lexical and semantic operations? (...) - by Célya Gruson-Daniel, MyScienceWork blog, 29 October 2012

 

This article is a translation of “Science et curation : nouvelle pratique du Web 2.0”


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The new African Journal Archive (AJA) website is now available

The new African Journal Archive (AJA) website is now available | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

"The African Journal Archive (AJA) is a Sabinet Gateway project in conjunction with the Carnegie Corporation that is making African research accessible to the whole world. The archive preserves journal literature emanating from publishers and societies in Africa and includes searchable collections of journal articles that have been digitised back to the earliest possible issues. This archive is indeed a valuable resource for local and international libraries.

The archive is now available on an easy-to-use website which enables easy discoverability of articles and also enhances the research experience of end users."

For more information visit www.ajarchive.org


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An opportunity for free access to African research information

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 14, 9:17 AM

Great resource !

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Why journals should not forget their past

Why journals should not forget their past | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Scientific publishing has a noble history of tolerating tiny profits. We need a bit more of that spirit today, suggests Aileen Fyfe

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Essay on impact of open access requirements on academic freedom | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on impact of open access requirements on academic freedom | Inside Higher Ed | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

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Green Open Access on the move | Open Science

Green Open Access on the move | Open Science | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Green Open Access (self-archiving) is a growing trend in publishing and disseminating research results. Almost every university and research institution now has its own repository for scientific articles.

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Green OA is Better than Publishing in a Predatory Journal

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I think that using the green open-access publishing model is better for authors and readers than publishing in a predatory or questionable open-access journal. Green open-access refers to publishin...
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IFLA Library - online digital repository, also with the latest #wlic2013 papers

IFLA Library - online digital repository, also with the latest #wlic2013 papers | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

The IFLA Library pulls together IFLA's digital resources in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing. It has been launched in summer 2013 with the IFLA World Library and Information Congress papers, and will continue to grow with the addition of existing and new resources.

 

Read more: http://www.ifla.org/about

 


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Science-Technology Division | Should I publish in, or be an editor for, an Open Access (OA) journal?: a brief guide

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Why open access makes no sense - The Guardian

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The Guardian Why open access makes no sense The Guardian Proponents of what has come to be called 'open access' claim that this is simply obvious, but in fact this argument mistakes the fundamental nature of academic research, it mistakes nature...

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Rachel H's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:22 AM

Sadly elitist arguments - comments provide counterpoints.

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Publications | Free Full-Text | Open Access—Are the Barriers to Change Receding?

The move from subscription only publishing of scholarly articles to open access has been much slower than previously anticipated by many Open Access (OA) advocates.
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Open and Shut?: Open Access: Springer tightens rules on self-archiving

Open and Shut?: Open Access: Springer tightens rules on self-archiving | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

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World's research funders launch open-access action plan - Nature.com (blog)

World's research funders launch open-access action plan - Nature.com (blog) | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
World's research funders launch open-access action plan Nature.com (blog) The structure of academia and the research communities, the landscape of publishers, and the funding of research and publications vary from country to country … specific...

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Challenges for learned societies in the transition to Open Access publishing | Euroscientist Blog

Challenges for learned societies in the transition to Open Access publishing | Euroscientist Blog | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

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Open Licenses for Science

Data, computer code and manuscripts are the produce of scientific work. It is what we make. Nowadays, people claim that all of it has to be open access or open source. But what is that all about? (...) - by Florian D. Schneider, 01 March 2015


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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, April 8, 11:23 AM

Interesting and useful article about #licencing and #openlicence in science

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Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research - PLoS Blogs (blog) | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Open science: resources for sharing and publishing citizen science research
PLoS Blogs (blog)
Online data repositories are available to both professional and non-professional scientists.

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Beyond Open Access: understanding science's closures - The Guardian

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The Guardian Beyond Open Access: understanding science's closures The Guardian If the late 1990s versions of open science were about opening up the processes of how we do and apply science for public scrutiny and discussion, then the more recent...

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Rachel BLDS's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:06 AM

Excellent piece by Alice Bell.

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What is Green Open Access? Useful links for beginners | Open Science

What is Green Open Access? Useful links for beginners | Open Science | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

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Rockyourpaper.org: Search and Manage your Research Articles, Download Full Text Research Articles for Free

Rockyourpaper.org: Search and Manage your Research Articles, Download Full Text Research Articles for Free | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Search and Manage Research Articles, Abstract, Citations, Bibliography and References for free at RockYourPaper.org

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 23, 2013 5:17 AM

Great resource for open access research papers!

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The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review

The Decline of Wikipedia: Even As More People Than Ever Rely on It, Fewer People Create It | MIT Technology Review | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?

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Seven Propositions on Open Access | The Disorder Of Things

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Their prestige (and the prestige of publishing with them even if that means not being returnable to research assessment exercises) should sustain them;. 3. Moreover, learned societies are not an ...

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Making the case for open access books - The Guardian

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After all, it was only a few months ago that many humanities researchers were up in arms when Research Councils UK (RCUK) implemented its new policy on open access to journal articles.

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Rachel H's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:40 AM

Wellcome Trust explaining why it extended its mandate on open access outputs to books as well as journal articles

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Biomedical journal and publisher hope to bring preprints to life

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Harold Varmus is still waiting for the revolution. In a 1999 proposal he later described as a “manifesto,” the then director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggested creating an electronic repository to host freely accessible research papers, including manuscripts prior to their formal publication. The next year, a version of Varmus's proposal spawned PubMed Central, a digital archive where all papers stemming from NIH-funded research must be submitted within 12 months of publication. However, the agency never created one key aspect of Varmus' ultimate vision: a preprint portal. (...) - by Ewen Callaway, Nature Medicine 19, 512 (2013)


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The bottom line is that journals cost money

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Open access is a utopian pipe dream, says Richard Hoyle (Open access is a utopian pipe dream. The bottom line is that journals cost money. Agree?

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The eLearning Guild : 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity : Publications Library

The eLearning Guild : 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity : Publications Library | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Engagement is a critical element of learning. If we can
get people to pay attention to what we’ve developed or what we’re saying and
engage with us, the content, and each other, learning follows.
Gaining and maintaining engagement in the...

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