Open access resources on Library Hub Discover | Library services

“Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources.

Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), and we will soon be adding the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Hathi Trust, with others to follow. This will include the Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives data, which are now free to all Jisc members until the end of July….”

Open access resources on Library Hub Discover | Library services

“Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources.

Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), and we will soon be adding the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Hathi Trust, with others to follow. This will include the Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives data, which are now free to all Jisc members until the end of July….”

Standards and the Role of Preprints in Scholarly Communication | NISO website

“One vision (hereafter, referred to as “model”) for preprint publication, disclosed in an evolving preprint [1], focuses on physics preprints in arXiv. This focus is natural, given that physicists and allied practitioners of other mathematical and quantitative fields have been long-standing adopters of preprints. Unsurprisingly, arXiv has therefore played a lead role in the preprint space. Preprint servers that share the “-rXiv” suffix with arXiv have emerged.

The model may never materialize in pristine form. This would take decades at a minimum. However, it provides one analytical framework for understanding the interplay of various components of scholarly journals publishing and for thinking about how preprints can mitigate problems that beset this complicated market. (A new version of the aforementioned preprint will further develop this critique, which is beyond the scope of this paper and discusses open access generally.)

The model suggests that journal publishing and preprints in physics should be increasingly symbiotic. They have distinct roles that reflect historically recurring needs in physics (and STEM) publishing generally….

The model suggests, by contrast, that journal articles take the form of traditional review articles [5] that cite other journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and — increasingly — research disclosed over several preprints. Journal articles should play a pedagogical role in orienting researchers and students to new fields, creating narratives about newly emerging trends, contextualizing discoveries, and fostering interdisciplinary research.

The model calls for the journal market to contract significantly but not entirely as preprints supplant journal articles as the place to disclose small slivers of research. Re-purposing journal articles and correspondingly trimming their numbers will decrease demand for journal subscriptions that pressure budget-strapped libraries. An increased emphasis on review articles will assist researchers in navigating their fields, help counter hyper-specialization, and make the inter-generational transmission of science much more efficient. Also, contracting the journals market and re-purposing it almost exclusively toward review articles can save genius-hours spent doing peer-review, time better spent doing research disclosed in preprints, writing or reviewing integrative journal articles, and teaching….”

NOW AVAILABLE: DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 – Duraspace.org

“The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing.  Beta1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we do not recommend installing this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice….”

Open data repositories: Current risks and opportunities | Goben | College & Research Libraries News

“As data sharing has become a more familiar obligation for academic researchers, there has been a correlating increase in the roles that librarians play supporting open data repositories and providing data management consulting and services. These repositories are sponsored by governments, funding agencies, academic institutions, professional societies, and scholarly publishers.

While the landscape continues to evolve, particular threats to and opportunities for the creation and sustainability of open data repositories have appeared. By understanding the potential for librarians to lead in advocacy for infrastructure and collaboration, we can meet continued and emerging needs for data sharing and reuse to advance knowledge and reproducible research….”

Euporia

“Euporia is a platform aimed to foster the searchability and discoverability of Open Access philosophical resources and scholarly contributions on topics related to the philosophy of Open Science, digital culture and research ethics. Euporia pursues a twofold goal: to stimulate the use of Open Access philosophical literature and to intensify a critical discussion on Open Science and the impact of digitality on contemporary culture. Therefore the blog is intended to be a portal presenting, on the one hand, all the available Open Access primary and secondary literature in philosophy, and on the other hand all relevant contributions to the philosophy of Open Science, the philosophy of digital culture and research ethics….”

NIH to Host Workshop on Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse Feb. 11-12 in Bethesda, Md. | Data Science at NIH

“The Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine are hosting a workshop (link is external) on the Role of Generalist Repositories to Enhance Data Discoverability and Reuse on Feb. 11-12. The workshop will be held at the Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Md.

The primary goals of the workshop are to: 

Hear from generalist repositories about how they see themselves in the larger biomedical data repository landscape.
Understand from institutional data repositories how they are creating suites of solutions for their researchers and how they see generalist repositories fitting in this landscape. 
Consider desired characteristics of data repositories and how they relate to institutional expectations of data storage/preservation solutions.
Explore adoption of common infrastructure, standards and federated search solutions to enable greater discoverability of NIH research data across federated data repositories. 
Address the role of data curators in ensuring that data and metadata are sufficiently well curated to enhance discovery and enable reuse. …”

Discovering millions of datasets on the web

“Across the web, there are millions of datasets about nearly any subject that interests you. If you’re looking to buy a puppy, you could find datasets compiling complaints of puppy buyers or studies on puppy cognition. Or if you like skiing, you could find data on revenue of ski resorts or injury rates and participation numbers. Dataset Search has indexed almost 25 million of these datasets, giving you a single place to search for datasets and find links to where the data is. Over the past year, people have tried it out and provided feedback, and now Dataset Search is officially out of beta….”