OA Dashboard feasibility study: Our findings and conclusions | Jisc scholarly communications

“As work comes to a close on the OA Dashboard project, we wanted to share our findings and conclusions and give an outline of what we are planning to do next in this space. Taken forward by Research Consulting in partnership with Pleiade Management and Consultancy and Digirati, the project aimed to assess the feasibility of a dashboard that would support institutions by combining and visualising data on OA. Such a system has the potential to improve institutional workflows by providing easier access to information on OA….

We reached the conclusion that a full business case cannot be built at this time, as the strength of the available evidence is, on average, low, and does not enable a strong case for further investment to be made. A key factor is that, although there is a gap in terms of analysing data on OA, open data sources are not mature enough to power a dashboard and may undermine the validity of its outputs.Whilst it is recommended that the development of a dashboard of this nature is put on hold and re-evaluated in the future, Jisc recognises the importance of centralised systems that enable libraries in being able to monitor their OA activity, encourage the discovery of OA content and support decision-making relating to their library holdings more generally. Therefore, the sector should be assured that work will continue in earnest to investigate new, innovative ways of working in this area….”

OSCE-supported training on open data and data journalism | OSCE

“WHEN

24 August 2017 (All day) – 25 August 2017 (All day)

WHERE

 

Almaty, Kazakhstan

ORGANIZED BY

 

The OSCE Programme Office in Astana, National Information Technologies, Internews Kazakhstan

The two-day training seminar is aimed at providing journalists with a deeper understanding of the sources of open data, the principles of data visualization, data-journalism and open data processing methods. The event also aims to equip journalists with the latest skills on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a news story. Main drivers for this process are newly available resources such as Open Government and Open Data EGov portals.

Under the guidance of experts from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, the participants will work together with IT specialists to present six data-projects as the outcome of the practical work. A separate session will be devoted to the practical exercise on data visualization. The project aims to enhance journalistic professionalism and institutional sustainability of media outlets, as well as enhance the demand for open data published by the state authorities.”

ORCA: Open Research Content Archive

“ORCA is a library of professionally-created 3D assets donated to the research community. ORCA enables researchers to develop, test and discover new ideas using challenging, high-quality assets. With initial assets donated by Amazon Lumberyard, SpeedTree, and NVIDIA, we encourage additional 3D asset contributions. …ORCA assets are in FBX format, available for use in any rendering system. Each asset includes a Falcor scene file containing camera and lighting configuration….”

VizioMetrics

“Scientific results are communicated visually in the literature through diagrams, visualizations, and photographs. These information-dense objects have been largely ignored in bibliometrics and scientometrics studies when compared to citations and text. In this project, we use techniques from computer vision and machine learning to classify more than 8 million figures from PubMed into 5 figure types and study the resulting patterns of visual information as they relate to impact. We find that the distribution of figures and figure types in the literature has remained relatively constant over time, but can vary widely across field and topic. We find a significant correlation between scientific impact and the use of visual information, where higher impact papers tend to include more diagrams, and to a lesser extent more plots and photographs. To explore these results and other ways of extracting this visual information, we have built a visual browser to illustrate the concept and explore design alternatives for supporting viziometric analysis and organizing visual information. We use these results to articulate a new research agenda – viziometrics – to study the organization and presentation of visual information in the scientific literature….”

Publish or Perish app – Open science Indonesia – Medium

“‘Publish or Perish’ (PoP) is a kind of GS and MSA ‘client’. Initially, It was written for Windows, but no worries for you Linux and Mac user out there….Basically, PoP taps GS [Google Scholar] data by default, but now it can also tap Microsoft Academic (MSA) data. You just have to subscribe to MSA free API….PoP lets you analyse the search results in various ways. First you have to save the search results. PoP provides various saving formats: bibtex, csv, RIS, EndNote, ISI….Plotting is one of the basic analysis that you can do. You can plot the citation in time, or number of docs in time….”

Launch of MyScienceOpen gives researchers new ways to promote their work | STM Publishing News

“Today, we [ScienceOpen] are pleased to announce the launch of MyScienceOpen, our professional networking platform designed for the modern research environment. By leveraging the power of ORCID, MyScienceOpen is an integrated profile where academics can visualize their research impact through our enhanced author-level metrics….”

Open Knowledge Maps – Working Groups / Open Science – Open Knowledge Forums

We have now connected Open Knowledge Maps to one of the largest academic search engines in the world: BASE. This means, you are able to visualize a research topic from 100+ million documents. And for the first time, you can search within different types of resources, including datasets and software. We would like to thank our collaborators BASE and rOpenSci for their outstanding support in making this happen!

We have also spent a lot of time improving the naming of the sub-areas to make the concepts in a field more visible – which means that this update improves our existing PubMed integration too.

Open Knowledge Maps follows the motto “open science, all the way”. From our roadmap to our source code and our data, we publish everything under an open license that is compatible to the Open Definition. As always, we welcome any feedback you may have!

Yewno Announces Partnerships With Top Publishers to Produce Additional Content Discoverable Through Yewno Platform | Business Wire

“Yewno, a provider of a new inference engine that mimics the human brain and increases knowledge discovery, today announced its partnership with top publishers and other research providers including Wiley, Harvard DASH, American Society for Microbiology and BioOne. Content from these distinguished publishers will produce new insights and inferences giving knowledge seekers access to important content across various verticals to enhance discovery….”

Yewno Announces Partnerships With Top Publishers to Produce Additional Content Discoverable Through Yewno Platform | Business Wire

“Yewno, a provider of a new inference engine that mimics the human brain and increases knowledge discovery, today announced its partnership with top publishers and other research providers including Wiley, Harvard DASH, American Society for Microbiology and BioOne. Content from these distinguished publishers will produce new insights and inferences giving knowledge seekers access to important content across various verticals to enhance discovery….”