DigitalKoans Posts Will Resume on 9/1/2020

Posted in Announcements on March 17th, 2020

I anticipate resuming regular weekly DigitalKoans posts on 9/1/2020. In the meantime, irregular postings may occur.

I hope that you and your family will remain safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

I have followed this crisis closely, and I think the importance of open access—especially preprints—has been proven by it. Preprints from China and other countries have helped medical staff around the world to quickly understand the virus. Although the penetration of "Gold" open access journals in the field of medicine has been far from ideal, those Gold journals that do exist have assisted researchers worldwide in their efforts to fight the virus. Moreover, major publishers have temporarily dropped paywalls for works they consider relevant.

From my perspective, the OA movement began in the late 1980's. It has been a protracted struggle against very long odds that owes much to a number of leaders such as Stevan Harnad, Peter Suber, and John Willinsky. While much remains to be done, everyone who has contributed to the movement should be very proud of what they have accomplished to date.

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"DMCA Notices Took down 14,320 Github Projects in 2019"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Digital Repositories, Open Source Software on February 28th, 2020

https://torrentfreak.com/dmca-notices-took-down-14320-github-projects-in-2019-200226/

"Automatic Data Standardization for the Global Cryosphere Watch Data Portal"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on February 28th, 2020

http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-006

Paywall Article: "Pirate Open Access as Electronic Civil Disobedience: Is It Ethical to Breach the Paywalls of Monetized Academic Publishing?"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 28th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24351

Digital Project Archivist at University of California, Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 28th, 2020

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02505

Public Data Required: "New Interior Rule Would Limit Which Scientific Studies Agency Can Consider"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation on February 28th, 2020

https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/484747-new-interior-rule-would-limit-which-scientific-studies-agency-can

Digital Scholarship Services Coordinator at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 28th, 2020

https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/506775/coordinatordigital-scholarshp

"A Realistic Guide to Making Data Available Alongside Code to Improve Reproducibility"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Source Software on February 28th, 2020

https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11626

"Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain"

Posted in Museums, Open Access, Public Domain on February 27th, 2020

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-releases-28-million-images-public-domain-180974263/?no-cache

Small Journals Benefit More from Highly-Cited Paper: "Impact Factor Volatility to a Single Paper: A Comprehensive Analysis"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on February 27th, 2020

https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.02533

"New Publisher Helsinki University Press Launched—First Publications Now Openly Available"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on February 27th, 2020

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/higher-education-science-policy/new-publisher-helsinki-university-press-launched-first-publications-now-openly-available

"SAGE Launches Portal to Streamline Open Access Publishing Process"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 27th, 2020

http://www.stm-publishing.com/sage-launches-portal-to-streamline-open-access-publishing-process/

Martine A. and Bina Aspen Rothblatt Digital Archivist at American Philosophical Society Library & Museum

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 27th, 2020

https://apply.interfolio.com/74324

"From Transactional to Transformational: Research Libraries and Data Partnerships"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on February 27th, 2020

https://er.educause.edu/articles/2020/2/from-transactional-to-transformational-research-libraries-and-data-partnerships

Director, Research Computing and Digital Scholarship at Pomona College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 27th, 2020

https://theclaremontcolleges.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/POM_Careers/job/Claremont/Director–Research-Computing-and-Digital-Scholarship_REQ-2399

"Open Access eXchange (OAeX): An Economic Model and Platform for Fundraising Open Scholarship Services"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing on February 27th, 2020

http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.500

"IOP Publishing and Austrian Academic Library Consortium Renew Three-Year OA Agreement"

Posted in License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on February 26th, 2020

https://www.miragenews.com/iop-publishing-and-austrian-academic-library-consortium-renew-three-year-oa-agreement/

Paywall Article: "Collaborative Approaches to Integrate Repositories within the Research Information Ecosystem: Creating Bridges for Common Goals"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Research Libraries on February 26th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1728169

"MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts Yields New Open-Access Model"

Posted in ARL Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on February 26th, 2020

http://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-framework-publisher-contracts-yields-new-open-access-model-0224

Paywall Article: "Managing Open Content Resources from Discovery to Delivery"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Open Access, Research Libraries on February 26th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1722893

Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist/ACRL Diversity Resident at Bucknell University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 26th, 2020

https://careers.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/job/496556/digital-pedagogy-scholarship-specialistacrl-diversity-representative

PKP Will Launch OPS 3.2 Beta on 2/28/20: "The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems"

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Open Source Software, Self-Archiving on February 26th, 2020

https://pkp.sfu.ca/2020/02/24/the-road-to-preprints-part-1-introducing-open-preprint-systems/

Digital Resources Archivist at Kansas State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 26th, 2020

https://careers.k-state.edu//cw/en-us/job/508938/digital-resources-archivist-kstate-libraries

SPARC: "Elsevier Exit: Q&A with Florida State University about their Big Deal Cancellation(s)"

Posted in ARL Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on February 26th, 2020

https://sparcopen.org/news/2020/elsevier-exit-qa-with-florida-state-university-about-their-big-deal-cancellations/

"The Best Software for Creating Digital Art from Photographs, Version 11 (2/24/2020)"

Posted in Digital Art on February 25th, 2020

http://www.charleswbaileyjr.name/the-best-software-for-creating-digital-art-from-photographs-version-4-7142016/


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