Weekly Highlights July 24 - July 31

Weekly Highlights July 24 - July 31

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-6)
  • Open Access and OER (7-11)
  • Copy Right and Fair Use (12)
  • Data Sharing and Curation (13)
  • Digital Humanities (14)
  • Conferences and Events (15-16)

Scholarly Publishing and Research

  1. Methods of Rights Retention 
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ucmrAnkOSnZdnYBuZAiK2acih0dYyWz4HAt9MYuxnJ4/edit
  2. Academics Turn to Paid Newsletters for Scholarly Connection 
    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/tech-innovation/digital-publishing/2023/07/18/academics-turn-paid-newsletters-scholarly
  3. Investigating the potential of open peer review on trust and diversity in scholarly communication
    https://trianglesci.org/2023/07/24/investigating-the-potential-of-open-peer-review-on-trust-and-diversity-in-scholarly-communication/
  4. The Powerful Potential of Improving User Experience in Open Scholarly Publishing
    https://www.copyright.com/blog/the-powerful-potential-of-improving-user-experience-in-open-scholarly-publishing/
  5. Overview of Standards and Best Practices in Diamond Open Access Publishing
    the PLATO project has now compiled an overview with information about standards, requirements, and recommendations in the area of workflows, standards in open access publishing and sustainability, all with the aim to support editors in identifying potential for optimisation and in positioning their journal in the best possible way and operating it in a future-oriented manner.
    https://www.uzh.ch/blog/ub/2023/07/24/now-available-overview-of-standards-and-best-practices-in-diamond-open-access-publishing/
  6. Is Hindawi “well-positioned for revitalization?”
    http://deevybee.blogspot.com/2023/07/is-hindawi-well-positioned-for.html


    Open Access and OER

  7. UC Berkeley author tips: What to do when you have to pay an open access publishing fee 
    https://update.lib.berkeley.edu/2023/07/18/uc-berkeley-author-tips-what-to-do-when-you-have-to-pay-an-open-access-publishing-fee/

  8. University Libraries' Open Access Subvention Fund guidelines have changed 
    https://news.vt.edu/notices/univlib-OASF-guidelines.html

  9. How are exclusively data journals indexed in major scholarly databases? An examination of the Web of Science, Scopus, Dimensions, and OpenAlex 
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2307.09704

  10. OPERAS Annual Report 2022
    OPERAS is the Research Infrastructure supporting open scholarly communication in the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the European Research Area.
    https://zenodo.org/record/7928459

  11. Springer Nature continues open research drive with acquisition of protocols.io
    Platform provides authors with secure space for enhanced scientific collaboration.
    https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/media/press-releases/publisher-acquires-protocolsio-driving-open-research/25844774


    Copy Right and Fair Use

  12. The Anti-Ownership Ebook Economy. How Publishers and Platforms Have Reshaped the Way We Read in the Digital Age
    Publishers and platforms insist that you only buy a license to access the books, not the rights to do anything else with them. And because platforms like Amazon and Apple control most of the technology we use to read ebooks, their opinion often dictates the reality of the ebook ecosystem. 
    https://www.nyuengelberg.org/outputs/the-anti-ownership-ebook-economy/


    Data Sharing and Curation

  13. Ten quick tips for editing Wikidata
    https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011235


    Digital Humanities


  14. Conferences and events

  15. QGIS Open Day (28-07-2023)
    Simply watch the Youtube Livestream and comment on the day, or catch the recording if you can't make the live session.
    To keep up to date with QGIS Open Day events, please join the Telegram channel or our Revolt channel.
    https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/wiki/QOD-July-2023
  16. AHRC iDAH Virtual Summer School in digitisation and analysis of textual sources 
    https://digitalhumanities.exeter.ac.uk/2023/07/ahrc-idah-virtual-summer-school-in-digitisation-and-analysis-of-textual-sources/