Category Archives: Open Access Tools

OAI7 Open Access Advocacy Session: Conversation, Emerging Trends, Integration

OAI7 Workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication that ended last week in Geneva is that sort of a workshop that stores gems in your mind that you can use for a personal enlightenment later, when all the open access folks … Continue reading

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Open Access Map Launched

In November last year, the Open Access Map was presented as an emerging measuring tool for Open Access as a standalone discipline which is experiencing dramatic growth. On June, 23, at the OAI7 conference on Innovation in Scholarly Communication, Alma … Continue reading

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SPARC Europe at the European Commission Public Hearing: Reform of the Research Evaluation System Suggested

At the recent European Commission Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information that sought feedback information from the European scientific publishing sector, European researchers, European funders, European consumers and society at large, SPARC Europe, that represents almost … Continue reading

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Nielsen Talks About Open Science over Skype in Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka welcomed Nielsen’s first Skype talk yesterday and his theme was, as usual, the benefits and obstacles to open science. From his apartment in Toronto, he gave an inspiring introduction to a possible second open science revolution for both students … Continue reading

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Students, Get Involved! Use, Share and Mash Up This Open Access Flyer!

“Students have a crucial role in making Open Access a reality.” Nothing says “spring” like a student’s zeal in demonstrating that he cares. Shortly upon announcing the first European student summit on Open Access, the Right to Research Coalition has … Continue reading

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Michael Nielsen Talks About Second Open Science Revolution

Michael Nielsen gave a talk at the TEDxWaterloo event and he discussed what is the most popular debate lately about scientist giving away their data freely. Much like Stevan Harnad in his video participation at the BRDI conference in December, … Continue reading

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Reference Management Software – Doing Your Hard Work, So You Don’t Have To

A work on a scientific paper most often includes stimulative brain activities and the excitement of research itself and finally, the discovery of new ideas by which we can be a sort of interventionists in the world that surrounds us. Besides … Continue reading

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Open Access as Humanitarian Aid: In Times of Disaster and Every Day

“Will you take this woman Matti Richards To be your awful wedded wife” (Dylan Thomas, Under Milkwood) We seem to refuse the idea of constant open access to research as we would hold on to a pillow in a nightmarish … Continue reading

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Winter Visit to British Library: Joining the Debate on Growing Knowledge

Visiting London is always an experience of re-living a written text, very dream-like. This time it was about reaching out for the massive amount of books deposited in the British Library and described not in fiction but on my blog … Continue reading

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Culturomics – Search Lots of Books With Google Ngram Viewer

Another interesting humanities research tool has recently been made available with Google Labs. This tool allows for quantitive methods to be applied in order to complement the research in philosophy, art, language and topics alike. Google Ngram Viewer generates a … Continue reading

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