24 octobre 2018

Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions

Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions
Holly Else, Nature, 2018/09/05
This is movement in the right direction. Eleven research funders in Europe have announced ‘Plan S’ "to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published." Not surprisingly, the publishers have begun to immediately protest. More...

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22 octobre 2018

Open Call: Training on Migration in Bosnia Herzegovina

Screenshot-2018-5-3 NewsThe second training will take place between the 1st and the 4th of November in Banja Luka, in Bosnia Herzegovina. The session will focus on providing students with knowledge, skills and tools for a better inclusion of students who are refugees or with a migration background in higher education. More...

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Open Call: Democratisation Training in Vienna

Screenshot-2018-5-3 NewsThe European Students’ Union (ESU) is currently working on a project entitled Social Inclusion Through Participation and Democracy – promoting active citizenship in the European student movement, supported by the European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe. More...

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Open Archives Initiative Service Providers Part III: General

Open Archives Initiative Service Providers Part III: General
Another good examination of OAI resource repositories, including diagrams of system configurations and specific examples. More...

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21 octobre 2018

Why open admission systems don’t always lead to greater equity in higher education

Education & Skills TodayThis month’s Education Indicators in Focus brief takes a closer look at how the various entry requirements of university admission systems impact enrolment. As the figure below makes clear, countries with the highest share of rejected applicants are also those with highly selective admission systems. Less than 10% of applicants are rejected in Australia and France, for example, compared to more than 60% in Finland and Sweden. More...

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17 octobre 2018

MIT’s Double-Secret Hidden Agenda

MIT’s Double-Secret Hidden Agenda
I'm not sure that the agenda - getting other universities to put their course materials online - was such a secret, but it offers a bit of a hook into this account of the OpenCourseWare project. More...

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Tribe.net Empowers Members to Open and Distribute Content

Tribe.net Empowers Members to Open and Distribute Content
One of the more established social networking sites, Tribe.Net, announced today the launch of RSS feeds for its 13,000 affinity groups (or 'tribes'). More...

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Open data - Quand les réutilisateurs jugent les données des collectivités

À l'occasion de l'entrée en vigueur des obligations de la loi Lemaire, l’observatoire d'Open Data France a donné la parole aux réutilisateurs. Rendre visibles les usages des données publiques est en effet une des pistes privilégiées par l'association pour convaincre les 4.157 collectivités qui n'ont pas encore franchi le pas. Plus...

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15 octobre 2018

Selecting and Implementing an Open Source Software Digital Repository (FEDORA)

Selecting and Implementing an Open Source Software Digital Repository (FEDORA)
The title of this presentation (PowerPoint placed into PDF) is a bit misleading; the talk is mostly about the Fedora digital object repository system. Still, the content is first rate, and for those immersed in learning objects, a peek such as this into the wider world of digital objects in general would be well worth while. More...

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Open Access Threat to Reed's Publishing Empire

Open Access Threat to Reed's Publishing Empire
There has been a certain amount of buzz surrounding the release of Reed Elsevier's profit figures for 2003, as the publisher of academic journals has managed to set new earnings records despite, as it says, "difficult market conditions." FOS News links to slides and a webcast and notes, "see slide 32 for the vices of open access and slide 33 for the virtues of Elsevier." The Guardian coverage is a bit light, but suggests that the halcyon days may be over for the publisher; "storm clouds are gathering on the horizon," it writes. More...

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