Weekly Highlights June 5 - June 12

Weekly Highlights June 5 - June 12

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-6)
  • Open Access and OER (7-11)
  • Data Sharing and Curation (12)
  • ChatGPT and AI (13)
  • Conferences and Events (15-17)

Scholarly Publishing and Research

  1. Students’ Perceptions of Preprints Discovered in Google: A Window into Recognition And Evaluation
    Data were collected from 116 high school, community college, undergraduate, and graduate students with attention toward the helpfulness, credibility, and identification of preprints. Findings show preprint and peer-reviewed cues play little to no role in judging helpfulness or citability, but peer-review does when judging credibility. Further, most students did not recognize these resources as preprints.
  2. How one scientist’s struggle to access research papers led to creation of a global publishing giant
    OMICS International hosts over 700 leading-edge peer-reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 1000+ International Conferences annually all over the world. 
  3. Transformative agreements playing vital role in OA transition
  4. Preprint clubs: why it takes a village to do peer review
    A group of early-career researchers have harnessed cross-institutional journal clubs to assess and review immunology preprints.
  5. Can open access increase LIS research’s policy impact? Using regression analysis and causal inference
    The relationship between open access and academic impact (usually measured as citations received from academic publications) has been extensively studied but remains a very controversial topic. However, the effect of open access on policy impact (measured as citations received from policy documents) is still unknown. 
    This study revealed that open access had significant and positive effects on the policy impact.

    Open Access and OER

  6. Taylor & Francis marks 1,500 Open Access Books milestone with essential read on technology and sustainable development
    Technology and Sustainable Development is available for everyone to read and download for free from Taylor & Francis eBooks.

  7. Our Lost Independence (opinion)
    PLOS, Frontiers, BMC, and a growing proportion of traditional publishers — have gradually gained influence over the formerly independent self-governing entities as money flows their way. 

  8. High Prices Make Textbook ‘Piracy’ Acceptable to Most Students

  9. Gold Open Access 8
    Gold Open Access 2017-2022: Articles in Journals (GOA8) is now available in print book, PDF ebook, and dataset forms. 

  10. COAR community consultation on managing non-English and multilingual content in repositories
    Multilingualism is a critical characteristic of a healthy, inclusive, and diverse research communications landscape. Discovery systems such as Google Scholar and other scholarly indexes tend to provide access only to the content available in the language of the user.

    Data Sharing and Curation

  11. Navigating data-intensive innovation: The transition from research data management to research data governance
     it is becoming increasingly difficult for institutions to know what research data is being created by their researchers, where this is held, as well as whether this is actively being managed. Similarly, it is difficult for researchers themselves to identify and follow good practices in a rapidly shifting landscape.

    ChatGPT and AI


  13. Conferences and events

  14. Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander: Depauw University professor Harry Brown will describe and show his class experiments on teaching creativity with IT.

  15. Become a CITAP affiliate 
    The Center for Information, Technology, & Public Life (CITAP) is seeking affiliates for the 2023-24 academic year. We welcome researchers whose subject matter and normative commitments align with our own. The affiliate community is open to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and professional researchers across a broad range of institutions, especially within North Carolina.

  16. "Disrupting the Digital Status Quo: Why and How to Staff for Privacy in Academic Libraries" Date: June 6, 2023 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM  (Central Time) Presenters: Eliza Bettinger, Meryl Bursic, and Adam Chandler, Cornell University