Jahr: 2018

What is Open Access about? Debates at the heart of the Open Access movement

Yesterday, the National Contact Point Open Access (Germany) sent a mail to several mailing lists in which it pointed to a list of highly cited Open Access journals. According to the mail, this list could be helpful in motivating scientists to publish in Open Access journals [translated by the author of this posting]: „From now […]

Wiley acquires the Collaborative Writing Tool Authorea

On August 17, it was announced that the collaborative writing tool Authorea had been acquired by Atypon that is in turn a part of Wiley Publishing. The posting in the Authorea blog informs that „Atypon has been actively building an open science ecosystem to streamline researchers‘ workflows in reference management, knowledge discovery and content creation“. […]

Open Access Sources in Wikipedia

In a study published two days ago, Miriam Redi, Dario Taraborelli and Jake Orlowitz examined the proportion of scientific references in Wikipedia articles that were published in Open Access. For the survey, the authors checked data for works referenced in Wikipedia against data from unpaywall.org. According to Redi, Taraborell & Orlowitz „less than half of […]

Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Wohin steuert Big Data die Wissenschaft?

Publiziert als / zitieren als: Herb, U. (2018). Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, 69(2-3), S. 81-88. DOI:10.1515/iwp-2018-0021 Zusammenfassung Taucht das Wort „Wissenschaft“ im Zusammenhang mit Big Data auf, denkt man zumeist an Wissenschaftler, die durch findige Analysen treffsichere Prognosen über zukünftige Entwicklungen, Ereignisse und Handlungen fällen – oder aber mit chirurgischer Präzision […]

The Netherlands reach Green Open Access Deal with Wolters Kluwer

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has announced a Green Open Access Deal with Wolters Kluwer:  „The parties have agreed that academic articles from these 27 journals will be eligible for publishing in the public domain 6 to 12months after the date of their publication on Navigator and Wolters Kluwer’s other platforms.“ The […]

Microsoft acquires GitHub

As The Verge reports Microsoft acquires GitHub. According to The Verge GitHub was „last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, but it’s not clear exactly how much Microsoft has paid to acquire GitHub.“ The Verge also considers the purchase as a promotion of Microsoft’s open source strategy and suspects the acquisition could meet mistrust […]

De Gruyter launches Sciendo, a white label solution for scientific publishing services

The German science publisher De Gruyter launches a kind of white label solution for scientific publishing services, Sciendo. Here is some information from the publisher’s announcement (originally in German language): „Sciendo offers customized publishing services, especially for scientific institutions and societies, university publishers, independent authors, and organizers of scientific congresses. Besides services for the publication […]

Sweden cancels agreement with Elsevier

While Finland entered into a nationwide consortium with the publishing house Elsevier, the neighbouring country Sweden did not take this step. After twenty years of business relationships with Elsevier, the Bibsam Consortium decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher.  Bibsam wants to support the Swedish government’s requirement to publish all scientific output […]

Clarivate Analytics acquires Kopernio

Clarivate Analytics, owner of the database Web of Science and services as publons, acquired Kopernio. Kopernio facilitates the search for Open Access documents. For pay-walled articles to which you have no access, Kopernio is looking for an alternative Open Access version. Unlike unpaywall, a similiar tool, using Kopernio requires registration. Research Information comments the acquisition […]

Soenke Zehle on „Cooperative Futures: Technologies of the Common in the Collaborative Economy“

The anthology „Open Divide: Critical Studies on Open Access“ was  published on April 1, it can be ordered now, e.g. via Amazon. Today I published (on behalf of the author) Soenke Zehle’s contribution to Open Divide online, Cooperative Futures: Technologies of the Common in the Collaborative Economy. The abstract to his piece is: „The creation […]

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