Free Ebook Foundation Programs: Downloadable Project Gutenberg.

“Today, there are still parts of the world where access to the global internet is limited. Rural parts of world from Alaska to Africa have bandwidth to that is unevenly distributed. Other parts of the world may be disconnected because of censorship or social strife.

In response, the Internet-in-a-Box project has produced open-source designs for self-contained hotspots based on RaspberryPi computers. Content modules can be installed by plugging in USB drives with self-contained websites. The Kiwix Project, already behind the “Offline Wikipedia” distribution effort, has been developing content modules and the ZIM compressed file format that facilitates this process. Project Gutenberg is a 48 year old organization whose mission is to make public domain works available for free on the internet. To date, over 60,000 works, mostly books, have been posted.

USB flash drives that can store 128GB are now available for only $20 – that’s more than enough storage for all 60,000 books in Project Gutenberg. An offline version of Project Gutenberg had been developed by the Kiwix team, but still needed a last push to implement key usability features….”

UCSB & UCSD Libraries Earn Golden Sautter Award | UCSB Library

“Information technology staff from UC Santa Barbara Library and UC San Diego Library were recognized at the Virtual UC Tech Conference hosted by UCLA on Aug. 11 with a Golden Sautter Award for their work on Starlight, an open-source, cross-campus collaborative project to create a UC-specific platform that enables librarians, curators, and others who are responsible for digital collections at the UC libraries to create attractive, image-rich websites that highlight these collections. The platform underlying Starlight is Spotlight, an open-source digital exhibit platform….”

NGLP Technical Product Manager (Contractor) | Educopia Institute

“To fully realize these goals, library publishers need: 1) better integrations of the open source tools and services upon which they rely, and 2) stronger open source tools for web delivery, content management, and reporting. The Next Generation Library Publishing project (NGLP) is building open source, community-led infrastructure and services that will assist with these shared needs and broaden the options available both for local and hosted solutions….”

OpenlabEC

From Google’s English:  “We are a citizen laboratory in Ecuador, which seeks to generate dialogues and experiences related to digital culture, citizen participation and open knowledge. We define ourselves as activists for the free software movement, popular and critical education, citizen science, privacy, open innovation, the development of computational thinking and the horizontal exchange of knowledge.

We do everything, debates, courses, hackathons, labs, social projects, mentoring, art exhibitions, mapping, conferences, all from an open and collaborative perspective. We want to support the free and digital culture communities of the country, necessary to promote the economy of knowledge and creativity that society needs.

We advise the production of virtual events and innovation processes with academic institutions, the media, NGOs and civil society.

We are a non-profit organization that seeks to generate redistribution and self-management of its processes. We collaborate with different organizations in the country and Latin America related to our same principles.”

1000 papers published in JOSS | Journal of Open Source Software Blog

“Today we reached a huge milestone at JOSS – we published our 1000th paper! JOSS is a developer friendly, free-to-publish, open-access journal for research software packages. Publishing 1000 papers (and reviewing the corresponding 1000 software packages) over the past ~4 years has been no small feat. This achievement has been possible thanks to the efforts of our journal team and community of reviewers who have all given their time to make JOSS a success. We take this opportunity to review some of what we’ve learnt over the past four years and outline some plans for the future….”

The Panorama Data Repository for Skyline Users – PubMed

Abstract:  Panorama is an open-source web-based data management system that was designed and developed for Skyline, a software tool for targeted mass spectrometry-based experiments. Panorama facilitates viewing, sharing, and disseminating targeted, quantitative results contained in Skyline documents. Panorama can be installed locally, or laboratories and organizations can sign-up for fully featured workspaces on the PanoramaWeb server (https://panoramaweb.org) hosted at the University of Washington. Workspaces on PanoramaWeb can be organized as needed by the owners and configured with fine-grained access controls to enable collaborative projects. To allow unlimited file storage Panorama projects can be set up to use cloud-backed storage such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). In addition to storing and sharing Skyline results, Panorama together with Skyline is used for fully automated, longitudinal monitoring of LC-MS/MS system suitability. This is done with the Panorama AutoQC pipeline which automatically imports system suitability runs into a Skyline document as they are acquired. The document is uploaded to a Panorama server and several identification free metrics such as peak area, retention time etc. can be viewed as Levey-Jennings plots in a web-browser to track normal variation and quickly detect anomalies. Skyline documents and raw data on PanoramaWeb that are associated with research manuscripts can be submitted to the Panorama Public repository (https://panoramaweb.org/public.url) which is hosted on PanoramaWeb and is a member of the ProteomeXchange Consortium (http://www.proteomexchange.org/). Data on Panorama Public can be explored with a variety of graphs and annotated chromatographic peak views making it easy to evaluate quantitative results contained in the associated manuscripts. Access to data in the repository is managed as required, e.g. private access to reviewers during the manuscript review process and public access upon publication.

 

Why figshare? Choosing a new technical infrastructure for 4TU.ResearchData | Open Working

“4TU.ResearchData is an international repository for research data in science, engineering and design. After over 10 years of using Fedora, an open source repository system, to run  4TU.ResearchData, we have made a decision to migrate a significant part of our technical infrastructure to a commercial solution offered by figshare. Why did we decide to do it? Why now, at a time of increasing concerns about relying on proprietary solutions, particularly associated with large publishing houses, to run scholarly communication infrastructures? (see for example, In pursuit of open science, open access is not enough and the SPARC Landscape Analysis)

We anticipate that members of our community, as well as colleagues that use or manage scholarly communications infrastructures might be wondering the same. We are therefore explaining our thinking in this blogpost, hoping it will facilitate more discussion about such developments in the scholarly communications infrastructure….”

Announcement: Coko partners with Amnet Systems to build Open Infrastructure : Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

“Coko and Amnet Systems are proud to announce a collaborative partnership to fast track projects beneficial to the open access community for Emergency Response Publishing.

Coko, a leading provider of open source publishing solutions in the not-for-profit sector, and Amnet Systems Private Limited a leading publishing and accessibility services provider, announced an exciting collaboration to fast track projects beneficial to the Open Access Community. The relationship is focused on Emergency Response Publishing (ERP) in response to the global pandemic environment and the aftermath.

The scholarly communications sector needs modern technologies and radically optimized workflows to respond to this current pandemic crisis — ERP is a new Coko project to provide these technologies and improved workflows and pave the way for future modernization of the publishing sector….

To this end, we are happy to announce that Amnet will dedicate significant resources to collaborate on the development of Coko’s state-of-the-art open source journal platform – Kotahi. Amnet has committed full-time developers to collaborate with the Coko team to accelerate the development of the Kotahi platform….”

 

Announcement: Coko partners with Amnet Systems to build Open Infrastructure : Collaborative Knowledge Foundation

“Coko and Amnet Systems are proud to announce a collaborative partnership to fast track projects beneficial to the open access community for Emergency Response Publishing.

Coko, a leading provider of open source publishing solutions in the not-for-profit sector, and Amnet Systems Private Limited a leading publishing and accessibility services provider, announced an exciting collaboration to fast track projects beneficial to the Open Access Community. The relationship is focused on Emergency Response Publishing (ERP) in response to the global pandemic environment and the aftermath.

The scholarly communications sector needs modern technologies and radically optimized workflows to respond to this current pandemic crisis — ERP is a new Coko project to provide these technologies and improved workflows and pave the way for future modernization of the publishing sector….

To this end, we are happy to announce that Amnet will dedicate significant resources to collaborate on the development of Coko’s state-of-the-art open source journal platform – Kotahi. Amnet has committed full-time developers to collaborate with the Coko team to accelerate the development of the Kotahi platform….”