Interesting article. There’s more to it than the headline suggests and is worth a read.
Scientific publisher Elsevier has donated 45 free ScienceDirect accounts to “top Wikipedia editors” to aid them in their work. Michael Eisen, one of the founders of the open access movement, which seeks to make research publications freely available online, tweeted that he was “shocked to see @wikipedia working hand-in-hand with Elsevier to populate encylopedia w/links people cannot access,” and dubbed it “WikiGate.” Over the last few days, a row has broken out between Eisen and other academics over whether a free and open service such as Wikipedia should be partnering with a closed, non-free company such as Elsevier.
The full article at http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/09/wikigate-raises-questions-about-wikipedias-commitment-to-open-access/.
I saw this list of great resources.
This report on the 2015 conference highlights many sessions of relevance to our projects here at UC. All presentations and links can now be found on the event programme page.
Harvard and Purdue Libraries are hosting a two-day (free) data management symposium at Harvard on June 16 and 17, 2015 The focus will be on new roles for libraries as part of data management strategies during all parts of the research cycle.
Full information can be found at
The University of California, Berkeley is hosting an all day conference on May 14, 2015 titled “who Owns the Data? An International Conference on Digital Assets, Data Philanthropy, and Public Benefit” with an excellent slate of speakers and a keynote by Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive.
Full details can be found here
In this plenary talk from CNI’s recent spring meeting, University of Washington Information School professor Carole Palmer discusses factors that make data valuable and sharable within and across research cultures, and the changing demands for data curation expertise and responsibility in research libraries, data centers, universities, and the corporate sector.
Realizing the Potential of Research Data is now available online:
This is an informative and highly entertaining presentation from the Coalition for Networked Information meeting on April 13, 2015.
The Internet Archive (IA), an independent non-profit, provides access to digital materials (including books, websites, music, video, TV and software) on the Internet. In this plenary talk from CNI’s recent spring meeting, digital library pioneer and IA founder Brewster Kahle describes the particular challenge of providing open access to modern materials, particularly in light of repeated admonishments by legal advisors that, in doing so, “bad things would happen.”
Providing Universal Access to Modern Materials – and Living to Tell the Tale is now available online:
The National Academies Press released just this morning a new report on Preparing the Workforce for Digital Curation. It is available for free download at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/18590/preparing-the-workforce-for-digital-curation
From: Amber E Budden, PhD Director for Community Engagement and Outreach DataONE University of New Mexico 1312 Basehart SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
We are pleased to open registration for the third event in the DataONE Webinar Series (www.dataone.org/webinars) focussed on open science, the role of the data lifecycle, and achieving innovative science through shared data and ground-breaking tools. This webinar will be held on Tuesday April 14th at 12 noon Eastern time.
Our webinar will be a panel presentation by Jennifer Lin, Martin Fenner, Matt Jones & John Kratz from the Public Library of Science, DataONE and the California Digital Library. The webinar is focussed on the outcome of a recent collaborative NSF grant and is titled: “Make Data Count: Measuring Data Use and Reach”. The abstract for the talk is detailed below and you may register at: www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar. Please circulate widely in your communities; registration is free.
Webinars are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon Eastern Time. They will be recorded and made available for viewing latter the same day. A Q&A forum will also be available to attendees and later viewers alike. We welcome you to join us for this and future webinars in the series. More information on the DataONE WebinarSeries can be found at: www.dataone.org/webinars and we welcome suggestions for speakers and topics.
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