Weekly Highlights May 29 - June 5

Weekly Highlights May 29 - June 5

  • Scholarly Publishing (1-3)
  • Open Access and OER (4-8)
  • Data Sharing and Curation (9)
  • Digital Humanities (10)
  • ChatGPT and AI (11-13)
  • Conferences and Events (14)

Scholarly Publishing and Research

  1. Book Publishers Are Trying to Destroy Public E-Book Access in Order to Increase Profits
    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/05/book-publishers-are-trying-to-destroy-public-e-book-access-in-order-to-increase-profits
  2. The Risky Political Game of OA

    Having gutted the scientific publishing system — driving scientific societies out of preeminent roles and meaningful influence, consolidating money and power into five large companies, mostly non-US, and eviscerating the cultural expectation of expert review and trusted intermediation — there is only a faint echo of the previously robust and independent knowledge economy left to resist these intrusions.

    Plans from OSTP and the EU to use Green OA posting on a variety of government servers as a way to achieve OA for government-funded reports — and the resulting atomization of the scholarly record — will become an even greater problem than it is now. With powerful and bewildering amplification systems (social media) creating hidden distribution networks — one of the most popular of which is closely aligned with a major authoritarian state — it’s far too easy to game the information system, overtly or simply with a thumb on the scale.
    https://www.the-geyser.com/the-risky-political-game-of-oa/?ref=the-geyser-newsletter

  3. Academic Phrasebank
    The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation.
    https://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/


    Open Access and OER

  4. SocArXi https://socopen.org/

     

  5. What is cOAlition S?
    https://www.coalition-s.org/about/

  6. Why Plan S
    https://www.coalition-s.org/why-plan-s/

  7. Open Access: Benefits and Pitfalls for Political Scientists
    The relationship between funding and OA publishing means that authors can build the APCs into their grants, but it also entails that the subjects of interest to funders may come to fill a larger space in journals. Of course, the impact of funders may be less dramatic if universities and states invest in transformative agreements, such as “read and publish” schemes. 
    https://preprints.apsanet.org/engage/api-gateway/apsa/assets/orp/resource/item/644fc6f66ee8e6b5ed6820de/original/open-access-benefits-and-pitfalls-for-political-scientists.pdf

  8. Towards an Author-Centered Open Access Monograph Program: Understanding Open Access Cultures in Scholarly Publishing (also has section about political science)
    https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/jep/article/id/3332/


    Data Sharing and Curation

  9. Data Access and Research Transparency Initiative (DA-RT)
    https://politicalsciencenow.com/data-access-and-research-transparency-initiative-da-rt/


    Digital Humanities

  10. Using Named Entity Recognition to Enhance Access to a Museum Catalog
    automatic extraction of person names and locations from Oral History Transcripts provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The algorithms for automatic information extraction can work with comparatively high accuracy when applied in a close domain, they are especially helpful and could greatly speed up the human work when large volumes of data are to be processed.
    https://campus.dariah.eu/resource/posts/using-named-entity-recognition-to-enhance-access-to-a-museum-catalog
    https://blog.ehri-project.eu/2018/08/27/named-entity-recognition/


    ChatGPT and AI

  11. THE BEST 34 FREE AI TOOLS FOR EDUCATION IN 2023 – SO FAR
    https://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2023/05/22/the-best-34-free-ai-tools-for-education-in-2023-so-far/

  12. Humans + AI: Do we want to be Centaurs or Minotaurs?
    The metaphor of minotaurs for human-AI collaboration is now being used more frequently.
    https://rossdawson.com/humans-ai-do-we-want-to-be-centaurs-or-minotaurs/

  13. ChatGPT 4 for free with Paradiso AI Content Generator!
    https://app.paradiso.ai/ai-generator/feature/5/summarization


    Conferences and events

  14. DARIAH Annual Open Access Book Bursary 2023: Call for manuscripts
    We are pleased to announce the third round of the DARIAH annual book bursary for the Open Access publication of early career researchers’ monographs in Digital Humanities.
    https://www.dariah.eu/2023/05/29/dariah-annual-open-access-book-bursary-2023-call-for-manuscripts/