“Rescognito is a free service for recognizing and promoting Open Research. It can be used in two ways:

1. Use Rescognito for recognition: Search for a colleague. Click to view their Open Ledger. Click the “Recognize” button displayed next to their name or publications. Award and claim CRediT for a particular publication (video explainer).

2. Use Rescognito to create free research checklists (Beta): click on, enter a DOI and create your own free checklist to share with colleagues….”

The World’s Most-Used Resource for 18th-Century Studies Gets an Upgrade

“As ECCO is upgraded to a new platform with enhanced features, what is its value today in what is a changed digital world?

Eighteenth Century Collections Online can be seen as a library of eighteenth-century life. It is an extraordinary resource for all manner of research topics. Not only does ECCO provide the facsimile texts of well-known, less well-known, and the unheard-of for centuries, but it enables researchers and students to search through its entire corpus….”

Open Science Center Launches | Data Science

“The new Center for Open and REproducibile Science (CORES) aims to develop and nurture transparency and reproducibility in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data across all domains of scientific activity. The Center will focus on two core objectives. The first is to develop resources and support activities that promote the adoption of open science practices at Stanford and beyond. The second is to foster methodological innovations that can enhance the adoption and effectiveness of open science practices….”

‘An army of open science evangelists’: Professors launch Center for Open and REproducible Science | The Stanford Daily

“Dozens of professors from Stanford’s science, engineering and humanities departments have come together to launch the Center for Open and REproducible Science last week, an initiative that seeks to increase the transparency, reproducibility and openness of science.

The Center, also known as CORES, is encouraging early adoption of open science practices at Stanford, which include data sharing and study pre-registration. Eventually, it hopes to become the “gold standard” for open science, a fundamental shift that makes science more inclusive by emphasizing accessibility and dissemination of data, methods and tools, rather than just results….”

About The Lens » The Lens awarded $2M USD to strengthen institutional innovation capabilities

Cambia today announced a $2M USD grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support scaling its prominent open knowledge platform, The Lens, as it launches its institutional toolkits to encourage shared evidence and open data to guide partnering and action for science-based problem solving by institutions….”

Bona Fide Journals – Creating a predatory-free academic publishing environment – Leiden Madtrics

Predatory journals pose a significant problem to academic publishing. In the past, a number of attempts have been made to identify them. This blog post presents a novel approach towards a predatory-free academic publishing landscape: Bona Fide Journals.

LYRASIS and Michigan Publishing Advance Community-owned, Publishing Ecosystem for eBook Distribution and Reading with Open-source System Integration

“LYRASIS and Michigan Publishing announce the successful integration of the Fulcrum platform with Library Simplified/SimplyE and The Readium Foundation’s Thorium Desktop Reader. 

This initiative brings together three open source reading and content delivery platforms, utilizing entirely open standards and technologies. By working together, the partners are improving discovery and access for ebooks and supporting the sustainability and scalability of two community-led social enterprises. …”

Fight for the Future – News – 2021-02-24-new-tool-shows-how-amazon-and-other-book

“ offers letter grades in accessibility and availability for books, laying bare prohibitive licensing costs, exclusive deals such as Amazon’s Audible Originals, and usability concerns that are keeping popular books out of the hands of our nation’s most-vulnerable readers….

The ‘Who can get your book?’ quiz offers authors and publishers a letter grade, granting one point for each equitable decision in how a book is released. For example, Trevor Noah’s Born A Crime receives a letter grade of D, based on the memoir’s lack of availability in audiobook format due to an exclusive with Amazon’s Audible—as well as restrictive licensing agreements for the ebook.


Access issues with audiobooks in particular don’t stop there. Despite an orientation to equity of access and rare download-and-own options for ebooks, PM Press’ Pictures Of A Gone City still received a C grade because the audiobook they paid to produce via Amazon’s ACX Services is only available on Audible….”


DataCite Repository Selector

“Repository Finder, a pilot project of the Enabling FAIR Data Project led by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in partnership with DataCite and the Earth, space and environment sciences community, can help you find an appropriate repository to deposit your research data. The tool is hosted by DataCite and queries the re3data registry of research data repositories….”

As part of the FAIRsFAIR project, which aims to supply practical solutions for the use of the FAIR data principles throughout the research data life cycle, the Repository Finder is extended to query for repositories relevant to FAIRsFAIR Project….”

The era of open citations and an update of tools- Citation Chaser, Wikicite addon for Zotero with citation graph support and more | Musings about librarianship

“In this blog post, I will report on some major progress I believe have been made in the push for open citations

Firstly, the recent announcement by Elsevier followed by ACS that they will finally support open citations is  pretty earthshaking news as they are among some of the biggest hold outs among publishers

Secondly, I continue to report on the emerging ecosystem of tools that are building upon open citations (from both publsher/Crossref derived sources and via other crawled sources).

Lastly, even if all major publishers pledge to support open citations, we will always have a lot of items that will not be available in Crossref with references either because the items are old, the publishers lack the resources to extract and deposit the references or the items are not given DOIs. …”