Weekly Highlights July 3 - July 10

Weekly Highlights July 3 - July 10

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-2)
  • Open Access and OER (3-4)
  • Data Sharing and Curation (5-8)
  • ChatGPT and AI (9)
  • Conferences and Events (10-11)

Scholarly Publishing and Research

  1. Among the earliest and most influential initiatives in this direction is the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), spearheaded 10 years ago by a group of editors and publishers. To date endorsed by more than 23,000 signatories in 161 countries (including AAAS, publisher of Science), DORA has advocated for a radical move away from evaluating researchers using journal-based metrics such as impact factor and toward making sure researchers receive professional recognition for research outputs beyond manuscripts, including data sets, software, and influence on policy.How academia is exploring new approaches for evaluating researchers
    https://www.science.org/content/article/how-academia-is-exploring-new-approaches-for-evaluating-researchers
  2. Trouble at paper mill
    https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2023/07/04/trouble-at-paper-mill/


    Open Access and OER

  3. Accessible and inclusive collections: enhancing the reach of library and archive collections through remote technologies” incl Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs)

     

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    Data Sharing and Curation

  5. Toward FAIR Data Practices with the French National 3D Data Repository
    The French National 3D Data
    (CND3D) is a repository dedicated to the scientific publication and curation of 3D models together with the related data. Deployed in 2017 by the consortium “3D for Humanities” of the research infrastructure Huma-Num, it is currently tested on a large scale by the community of humanities and social sciences. There are currently more than 1100 deposits, 570 viewable 3D models, 7 collections and more than 180 documented sites and over twenty social sciences labs depositing.
    https://hal.science/hal-04115905/

  6. LEXISNEXIS IS SELLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO ICE SO IT CAN TRY TO PREDICT CRIMES
    https://theintercept.com/2023/06/20/lexisnexis-ice-surveillance-license-plates/
  7. Metadata Schema for 3D Data Publication and Archiving
    The French National 3D Data Repository, the C.I.N.E.S (National Computer Center for Higher Education) which offers long-term archiving of electronic data, and aLTAG3D - their companion software to document the deposits, use a unique and dedicated metadata scheme based on the work from 2014 to 2017 of the national consortium “3D for Humanities” from Huma-Num infrastructure. This first version is currently evolving to take into account the evolution of deposited data and research domains.
    https://hal.science/hal-04115874

  8. A deep dive into Trust Markers: Data Availability Statement
    A data availability statement (DAS) is an essential component of a scientific article, separate from the main body of text. It serves the purpose of indicating the accessibility and testability of a study’s research data. The DAS plays a crucial role in connecting the findings presented in a paper and the supporting evidence. Including a DAS in a manuscript reinforces the study’s credibility, research transparency, and overall trust in the study. Although not mandatory for all journals or funders, the presence of a DAS significantly improves the quality of a manuscript and facilitates the citability of the underlying data.
    https://www.dimensions.ai/blog/a-deep-dive-into-trust-markers-data-availability-statement



    ChatGPT and AI

  9. Japanese schools to be allowed limited use of generative AI
    https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2023/06/7c1852d5a29e-japanese-schools-to-ban-students-from-using-generative-ai-in-exams.html


    Conferences and events

  10. What is the Global Convention on higher education?
    The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education was adopted at the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference in November 2019 in order to facilitate academic mobility between countries and regions. It is the first legally binding United Nations treaty on higher education with a global scope.
    https://www.unesco.org/en/education/higher-education/global-convention/about
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