Practical guide to building future proof Open Data Portals – European Data Portal

“The EU Member States are making visible progress with regard to their Open Data transformation journey, with many Open Data initiatives as well as portals being launched each year. However in order to ensure such data infrastructures remain relevant over time, a series of aspects should be considered and embedded in the design stages of any Open Data portal.”

OpenCon 2017 Lithuania: Towards Open Research Data and Open Science in Lithuania – Open Access Week

On the 23rd of October (Monday) the Library of Kaunas University of Technology, in collaboration with “OpenCon” and “OpenAIRE2020“, will host the conference ”OpenCon 2017 Lithuania: Towards Open Research Data and Open Science“. The aim of the event is to revise the national developments in terms of policy and practice both in Europe and Lithuania, open research data repository services, projects carried out and other open science oriented activities.“OpenCon 2017 Lithuania” is a satellite event of the annual OpenCon global conference.

La reforma europea del Copyright: La amenaza del Open Access y de la Open Science ~ CanalBiblos: blog de la Biblioteca de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

From Google translate:

The European Copyright Reform: The threat of Open Access and Open Science
The coalition, led by SPARC Europe (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and 15 other organizations representing the academic, library, research and digital rights communities have written an open letter to members of Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee European Parliament on the draft European Parliament Directive on Copyright in the Single Digital Market.

Dat – Distributed Dataset Synchronization And Versioning

“Dat is a protocol designed for syncing folders of data, even if they are large or changing constantly. A cryptographically secure register of changes to the data over time is used to ensure dataset versions are distributed as exact copies of exact versions. Any byte range of any version of any file can be efficiently streamed from a Dat repository over a network connection. Consumers can choose to fully or partially replicate the contents of a remote Dat repository, and can also subscribe to live changes. Dat uses built-in public key cryptography to encrypt network traffic, allowing it to make certain privacy and security guarantees. A group of Dat clients can connect to each other to form a public or private decentralized network to exchange data amognst each other in a swarm. A reference implementation is provided in JavaScript….”

rOpenSci – Open Tools for Open Science

“At rOpenSci we are creating packages that allow access to data repositories through the R statistical programming environment that is already a familiar part of the workflow of many scientists. Our tools not only facilitate drawing data into an environment where it can readily be manipulated, but also one in which those analyses and methods can be easily shared, replicated, and extended by other researchers….We develop open source R packages that provide programmatic access to a variety of scientific data, full-text of journal articles, and repositories that provide real-time metrics of scholarly impact. …Use our packages to acquire data (both your own and from various data sources), analyze it, add in your narrative, and generate a final publication in any one of widely used formats such as Word, PDF, or LaTeX. Combine our tools with the rich ecosystem of existing R packages….”

From Open Access to Open Data: Collaborative Work in the University Libraries of Catalonia. Mireia Alcalá & Lluís Anglada (CSUC)

Presentation slides: “From Open Access to Open Data: Collaborative Work in the University Libraries of Catalonia. Mireia Alcalá & Lluís Anglada (CSUC)”.

APA Journals Program Collaborates with Center for Open Science to Advance Open Science Practices in Psychological Research

“The American Psychological Association, the nonprofit publisher of 90 psychology journals, has entered a partnership with the Center for Open Science to offer open science badges to authors, create an APA data repository to ease sharing and designate a preferred preprint server for APA journal articles.”