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Campus joins movement demanding access to research - The Daily Californian

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Libraries to debate open access | The Bookseller

Libraries to debate open access | The Bookseller | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City

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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Vassiliou welcomes launch of first pan-European university MOOCs (massive open online courses)

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Press Release - Vassiliou welcomes launch of first pan-European university MOOCs (massive open online courses) | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels/Heerlen (Netherlands), 23 April 2013 Partners in 11 countries have joined forces to launch the first pan-European 'MOOCs' (Massive Open Online Courses) initiative,...

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Introduction to open access principles & discussions

Introduction to openaccess principles &discussionsIryna KuchmaOpen Access Programme ManagerOpen Access for Sharing Research Output inTanzania and Beyond Wor
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Elsevier: All your data belongs to us

Elsevier: All your data belongs to us | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
The huge scientific publisher sparks resentment by gobbling up a popular online gathering place. Sound familiar?
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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Home - UJ Sciences Librarian Social Media - LibGuides at University of Johannesburg

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LibGuides. UJ Sciences Librarian Social Media. Home.
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Will Article Promotion Companies Make Article-Level Metrics Obsolete ?

Will Article Promotion Companies Make Article-Level Metrics Obsolete ? | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Danger Will Robinson!
Scientists beware: There is a new scholarly publishing-related scheme that aims to separate you from your money.
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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship
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Chemistry News @ UJ Library

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Chemistry News @ UJ Library, by Pavlinka Kovatcheva: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Join Facebook to connect with UJ Sciences Librarian Hot Alert and others you may know. (http://t.co/CS9Lp4b5Pn)
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Community Colleges Try MOOCs in Blended Courses -- Campus Technology

Community Colleges Try MOOCs in Blended Courses -- Campus Technology | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Two community colleges in Massachusetts will be trying out a blended model of instruction that integrates online content from edX.

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Enhanced OA Books: Sound and Vision at the Service of the Text | Open Science

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ANZ 23 Mobile Things first Google Hangout #Anz23mthings - with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate

ANZ 23 Mobile things Hangout with Jan, Mylee, Kathryn, Abigail and Kate #anz23mthings

 

Jan, Mylee and Kathryn will be telling us a little bit more about the creation of the 23 Mobile Things and their involvement as well as sharing some tips about the best way to make the most of the course. You can read a bit more about the 23 Mobile Things Team here in their introduction.

There will also be an interactive Q and A session at the end; where you can tweet us your questions using #anz23mthings & #hangout hashtags and we will answer them live! This is the moment to ask all your burning questions like “Why is Angry Bird one of the 23 Mobile Things???” and get answers live.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, May 8, 2013 7:47 AM

Some great insights about using Twitter for mentorship, as well as professional development, especially when isolated.

Also a discussion of the tools coming up in ANZ 23 Mobile Things!

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700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Download 700 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' - Times Higher Education

Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' - Times Higher Education | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education Overseas academics 'will have open access exemptions' Times Higher Education She suggested higher education could save money by avoiding the “duplicate effort” of requiring papers to be deposited in institutional repositories...

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How Open Access changes the future of the book. Methods like ...

How Open Access changes the future of the book. Methods like ... | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
Inspired by Eisenstein, let us turn to a characteristic that Open Access has introduced to academic publishing in general and to the more book oriented areas like the humanities in particular: speed. Researchers themselves ...

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Open access: four ways it could enhance academic freedom

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The power of funding alone should not be enough to override academic freedom, argues Curt Rice, nor does open access automatically skew the world of scholarship

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Elsevier buys Mendeley: your reaction

Elsevier buys Mendeley: your reaction | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it
The sale of the London-based startup to the publishing giant has prompted strong reactions from the academic community – is the partnership good or bad news for open access research?
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The Suspicious Case of Science Record Journals

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Well trusted by whom?
Science Record is a Delaware-based publisher of ten scholarly journals. This publisher now appears to be a toll-access publisher, and each article listed has a “purchase” link, but none of the links actually leads to anything.
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Home - UJ Sciences Librarian Social Media - LibGuides at University of Johannesburg

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LibGuides. UJ Sciences Librarian Social Media. Home. (Just start using LibGuides. Created one for an easy access to my social media tools: Facebook, Twitter,...
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Open access: Stakes are high at the debates over the future of scholarship

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Publishers and academics should look into how to spread the costs and make research outputs more accessible to everybody...
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From a deluge of data, e-science tools bring knowledge

From a deluge of data, e-science tools bring knowledge | UJ Sciences Librarian @ Open Access | Scoop.it

Today, many scientific fields can be described as data-intensive disciplines, which turn raw data into information and then knowledge. If this sounds familiar it’s because this represents the late and influential computer scientist Jim Gray’s vision of the fourth research paradigm. Gray divided up the evolution of science into four periods or paradigms. One thousand years ago, science was experimental in nature, a few hundred years ago it became theoretical, a few decades ago it moved to a computational discipline, and today it’s data driven. Researchers are reliant on e-science tools to enable collaboration, federation, analysis, and exploration to address this data deluge, equal to about 1.2 zettabytes each year. If 11 ounces of coffee equaled one gigabyte, a zettabyte would be the same volume as the Great Wall of China. (...) - by Adrian Giordani, MyScienceWork blog, 27 november 2012


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"Today, many scientific fields can be described as data-intensive disciplines, which turn raw data into information and then knowledge. If this sounds familiar it’s because this represents the late and influential computer scientist Jim Gray’s vision of the fourth research paradigm. Gray divided up the evolution of science into four periods or paradigms. One thousand years ago, science was experimental in nature, a few hundred years ago it became theoretical, a few decades ago it moved to a computational discipline, and today it’s data driven. Researchers are reliant on e-science tools to enable collaboration, federation, analysis, and exploration to address this data deluge, equal to about 1.2 zettabytes each year. If 11 ounces of coffee equaled one gigabyte, a zettabyte would be the same volume as the Great Wall of China.

This article was originally published in International Science Grid This Week as “Enabling knowledge creation in data-driven science”
http://www.isgtw.org/feature/enabling-knowledge-creation-data-driven-science

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"To answer this problem [of data deluge], some are creating infrastructures and software that are set to radically transform the way scientific publishing is done, which has been little changed for centuries.

Research publishing 2.0

While a number of scientific institutes, European Commission-funded projects, and research communities work on establishing common data policies and open-access infrastructures to make research data more searchable, shareable, and citable, the life sciences are looking at data analysis and publishing approaches that move the computer to the data rather than moving the data to the computers"