Weekly Highlights April 24 - May 1

Apr 24, 2023

Weekly Highlights April 24 - May 1

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-2)
    Decentralized Science (DeSci) Projects
  • Open Access and OER (3-9)
    "Community over Commercialization” is the theme for #OAWeek 2023
  • Copy Right and Fair Use (10)
    Experimenting with Copyright Licences
  • Data Sharing and Curation (11)
    What are data structures?
  • Digital Humanities (12-13)
    AVinDH SIG Workshop
  • ChatGPT and AI (14-19)
    ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence in higher education: Quick start guide
  • Conferences and Events (20-22)

Scholarly Publishing

  1. Public Access Reports For Your Funding Agencies
  2. 5 Decentralized Science (DeSci) Projects to Watch: Innovative Projects that Can Impact Scientific Research
    "Decentralized science (DeSci) is an emerging field that leverages blockchain and other decentralized technologies to revolutionize scientific research and development. DeSci enables collaboration and incentivizes knowledge sharing while also ensuring transparency, reproducibility, and security in research."

    Open Access and OER

  3. The Double-Cost of Green-via-Gold

  4. Open everything, everywhere, all at once
    While much library activity and investment in this area is concentrated in academic libraries, libraries of all types and sizes have embraced Open – a broad constellation of practices and principles – as a core value proposition. 

  5. Is the switch in rankings’ focus masking the West’s decline?
    The Leiden Ranking now includes metrics of gender distribution in research and open access publishing. The Scimago Institutions Rankings have indicators for societal impact and innovation.

  6. Citation pattern of open access and toll-based research articles in the field of biological and physical sciences: a comparative study
    A novel approach has been adopted to understand and compare the research impact of open access (OA) and toll access (TA) journal articles in the field of Biological and Physical Sciences at three Impact factor zone levels to reveal the citation metrics encompassing three parameters, i.e. citedness, average citation count and year wise distribution of citations in select subjects of Biological and Physical Sciences.

  7. News article: For democracy, libraries and the right to knowledge
    The uncritical commercialization of knowledge and information, especially in the new technological environment of e-books and digital communication, is a situation that distorts both the ability of libraries to function and the rights of citizens, teachers, students, and researchers to have access to literary works or scientific publications.

  8. "Community over Commercialization” is the theme for #OAWeek 2023

  9. White House open access proposal would limit research and innovation 
    The OSTP is proposing a drastic change to the system America uses to disseminate new scientific and technical knowledge — a system that has been demonstrably successful for 200 years. 
    While immediate open access is often couched in terms of expanding access in equity terms, for researchers it threatens to create a pay-to-play system benefiting the rich. While large corporations and well-funded universities may be able to absorb R&D publishing costs, smaller colleges and companies will struggle to function.

    Copy Right and Fair Use

  10. Experimenting with Copyright Licences
    "As part of the documentation for the first book coming out of the Combinatorial Books Pilot Project, we are discussing our rationale for chosing a CC-BY licence for this project as well as the limitations and potentials of this licence regarding more collaborative scholarship"

    Data Sharing and Curation

  11. What are data structures?

    Digital Humanities

  12. The AVinDH SIG Workshop will bring together DH scholars interested in analyzing AV materials.
    To participate in the workshop, please register for the conference at the DH2023 website at https://dh2023.adho.org/

  13. “Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories”

    We are happy to welcome “Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories” edition by @hcasdu on the @tei_publisher map: https://t.co/GBkMZsSABJ. This is the first full English edition.

    Read more and see the edition here: https://t.co/FGNF09kwAn#digitalhumanities pic.twitter.com/UpANwvUKlz

    — e-editiones.org (@EEditiones) April 28, 2023

    ChatGPT and AI

  14. CHATGPT PROMPTS that Make Assessment FASTER & EASIER

  15. CORE on the perils of references and citations when using ChatGPT

    We should be shouting from the rooftops that #ChatGPT simply can't provide reliable references or real citations. In the attached results, the web link is fictitious and only 2 of the papers actually exist. It even made up the DOIs, which is pretty awful too. https://t.co/ylEJTuRKvc pic.twitter.com/0GVVQlMw8Q

    — CORE (@oacore) April 25, 2023
  16. ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence in higher education: Quick start guide

  17. AI and Creative Learning: Concerns, Opportunities, and Choices
    "Rather, we should consider AI systems as a new category of educational resource, with their own affordances and limitations. When people are looking for help or inspiration, they sometimes talk with a friend, sometimes refer to a book, sometimes do an online search. Each plays a different role. We can add AI systems to this mix."

  18. Readying Students for the AI Revolution
    "Rather than trying to outsmart AI, our job is to educate and empower principled creators. We need to design more opportunities for students at all levels to do original research, participate in fieldwork, co-create with peers, conduct interviews, collect data and leverage their insights and experiences to advance society. These are things that AI tools cannot do."

  19. Student Learning Using chatGPT and the Socratic Method

    Conferences and events

  20. Towards Equitable Scholarly Publishing for SDGs and Beyond. May 2, 2023 09:00 AM
    A side event at the 8th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals
    The United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library and UNESCO will host a virtual panel addressing mechanisms towards an equitable scholarly publishing ecosystems for the SDGs and beyond. In this session, attendees will hear concrete recommendations from experts for generating greater access to scientific knowledge in service of the SDGs and the need for a Global Science Commons. 
     (Concept Note)

  21. Open Science as a Means to Decolonize Scientific Publishing and Foster Fairer Research Collaborations, May 5, 2023, organized by Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE)
    registration here: https://kfpe.scnat.ch/en/annual_conference/registration

  22. Creating the new knowledge towns. A vision for campus-community relations. April 27, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (CDT)
    professors David J. Staley and Dominic D. J. Endicott, authors of the new book Knowledge Towns: Colleges and Universities as Talent Magnets.