April 04, 2014

12:25 PM | Ein Leserbrief zu "Die offene Wissenschaft und ihre Freunde", FAZ, 29.03.2014
 Wenn man Facebook und Open Science nicht unterscheiden will ...
9:09 AM | Aiutare Pompei con la tecnologia è possibile?
Sono diventate ormai frequenti le notizie riguardanti i crolli che si susseguono a Pompei. Per tale motivo, per non distruggere ulteriormente l’inestimabile valore culturale che rappresenta, si sta pensando a come evitare ulteriori danneggiamenti sfruttando le tecnologie che il mondo…Read more →
8:17 AM | Ricercatori italiani scoprono oceano di acqua liquida su Encelado, luna di Saturno
Un gruppo di ricerca composto da italiani e statunitensi ha scoperto un vero e proprio oceano di acqua liquida sotto la superficie di Encelado, una luna di Saturno. Il team, tra i quali figura l’italiano Luciano Iess, sostiene la presenza…Read more →
7:45 AM | Apple, Facebook e Google sono ecosostenibili: lo dice Greenpeace
Da sempre l’azienda di cupertino ha dimostrato di essere molto sensibile ai problemi ambientali del nostro tempo. Ora arrivano anche i riconoscimenti ufficiali, da parte di Greenpeace, che in un recente report premia apple insieme a Facebook e Google. Bocciati…Read more →
7:34 AM | Studio: Quando è nato il sistema solare?
Un gruppo internazionale di ricercatori simula le prime fasi dell'evoluzione del Sistema solare ed ottiene nuove indicazioni sulle età di Terra e Luna con un metodo indipendente da quelli finora utilizzati in ricerche analoghe. Il lavoro pubblicato su Nature.Read more →

April 03, 2014

4:06 PM | Registration open for Practical Data Management Webinar
Dr. Kristin Briney, Data Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, will be presenting a webinar “Practical Data Management”  on Wednesday April 30th from 3-4 pm EST. The following details about the webinar were announced on the RDAP listserv …read more

April 02, 2014

6:51 PM | Around the Web: April Fools’ Follies!
Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, a day I enjoy immensely. I even contribute to the fun every now and then. This year the crop among the science/scholcomm/library community seemed especially strong so I thought I’d share. Science, Nature Team Up on New Journal / Science PeerJ now requires authors to deposit ‘selfies’ in a data…
3:38 AM | Thinking like librarians
So the other day I saw someone say that thing, you know that thing – where people say “we don’t want to teach them all to be LIBRARIANS.” And now I can’t remember where I saw it or who said it. But it doesn’t really matter, right? Because we’ve all seen that before. Just like […]

April 01, 2014

4:18 PM | Tips for students interested in data management and curation
Submitted by guest contributor Brianna Marshall, bhmarsha@umail.iu.edu From 2011-2014, I have been a graduate student at Indiana University pursuing my MLS and MIS at the IU School of Informatics and Computing. I knew I wanted to work in library technology …read more
10:00 AM | My exciting new job: Chief Advisor on Science Libraries for the Government of Canada!
After a couple of years of implementing some really amazing and progressive change at Elsevier, I’ve decided to refocus some of my advisory efforts over the next few years. As a result, I’ll be taking on a senior advisory role for the Government of Canada. I’m thrilled to announce I’ll stepping into a new position…

March 31, 2014

5:19 PM | Boundaries and boxes
No-one likes to be pigeonholed but the tendency to pigeonhole, or put things into boxes, comes naturally to us and can be valuable, within reason. Categories I think pigeonholing gets an overly bad press. The word has a pejorative ring, … Continue reading →

March 27, 2014

8:37 PM | RDAP14 presentations and tweets
 RDAP14 (Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2014) is currently underway in San Diego. For details about the presentations and topics, see the RDAP14 program.  Presentation slides from RDAP14 are available on ASIS&T’s SlideShare. There are lots of interesting Tweets …read more
3:30 PM | Knowledge Unlatched startet restriktiv
Alle 17 bislang Open Access verfügbaren Bücher stehen unter einer NC-Klausel
2:34 PM | IDCC Highlights, Part 2
Submitted by:  Jen Ferguson, Assistant Head, Research & Instruction, Science and Data Services at Northeastern University.  j.ferguson@neu.edu Can you stand to read a bit more about IDCC? Willow tackled this topic in her blog post a couple of weeks ago, …read more
11:42 AM | Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…

March 26, 2014

4:32 PM | Librarians: Building Social Capital, One Problem Solved at a Time
I’ve been spending my nights and spare time lately working on a couple of presentations that I’ll be giving at the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio next month. Doing such gets my creative juices flowing and as I was doodling some drawings for my talk (along with reading more about social capital), I […]
3:22 PM | Post publication peer-review: Everything changes, and everything stays the same
In the early days of scientific societies (i.e. the 17th century), scientists would share their experimental results with each other at meetings, and receive feedback about their experiments in... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

March 25, 2014

5:59 PM | Registration open for Teaching RDM with the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
Registration is now open for the ACRL New England Chapter Scholarly Communication Interest Group’s spring program, offered as a pre-conference to the ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference. “Teaching Research Data Management with the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum” When: …read more

March 24, 2014

7:19 PM | Feedback Wanted: Publishers & Data Access
This post is co-authored with Jennifer Lin, PLOS Short Version: We need your help! We have generated a set of recommendations for publishers to help increase access to data in partnership with libraries, funders, information technologists, and other stakeholders. Please read and comment on the report (Google Doc), and help us to identify concrete action items for each of the recommendations […]

March 23, 2014

1:09 PM | Narcis refreshed, but not improved
Narcis is the overarching repository of (Open Access) repositories in the Netherlands. The website was entirely refreshed last week. It got a fresh, modern look. This new look was badly needed. What did not change was the underlying database and quality of the data. That is a rally missed opportunity. Changing the paint, where repairing […] The post Narcis refreshed, but not improved appeared first on WoW! Wouter on the Web.

March 21, 2014

4:10 PM | The path to an award-winning antiplagiarism system for higher education institutions
by Julius Kravjar (julius.kravjar@cvtisr.sk), Project Manager, Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information (SCSTI),1 creators of ANTIPLAG, winner of the 2013 European Prize for Innovation in Public Administration granted by the European Commission Plagiarism is an unfortunate phenomenon in the educational system at all levels that existed in the past, exists today and will exist in the future. Slovakia with its population of 5.4 million, like other countries, has been […]

March 20, 2014

8:33 PM | OSTP memo: Improving the Management of and Access to Scientific Collections
Today (March 20), OSTP Director John Holdren released a memo directing Federal agencies to develop policies to improve or support management and access of their scientific collections. Scientific collections refer to assemblies of physical objects that have research and educational  …read more
11:12 AM | Filantropia: investimenti per uno sviluppo sostenibile
Filantropia è una parola greca, che significa “amore per il genere umano”, non è un caso che questo concetto getti le proprie radici nella culla della civiltà occidentale. La filantropia non è infatti semplice beneficenza, né consiste esclusivamente in una…Read more →
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