How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time | Open Culture

“Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s how many pages Eliza Zhang has scanned over her ten years with the Internet Archive, using Scribe, a specialized scanning machine invented by Archive engineers over 15 years ago. “Listening to 70s and 80s R&B while she works,” Wendy Hanamura writes at the Internet Archive blog, “Eliza spends a little time each day reading the dozens of books she handles. The most challenging part of her job? ‘Working with very old, fragile books.” …”

Plan S and funding

This presentation was given by Johan Rooryck during the Open Access Talk on 29 October 2020. Johan Rooryck, Professor at Leiden University and Executive Director of cOAlition S, briefly outlines the rationale for the principles of Plan S. Beyond that, he discusses its implementation for all grants awarded by cOAlition S funders from 1 January 2021, including the Horizon Europe framework. In his talk, Johan Rooryck covers the following questions: Which conditions do you need to fulfil to publish in a journal of your choice under Plan S? What can the newly developed Journal Checker Tool do for you? How does the recent Rights Retention Strategy help you to keep the rights to your Author Accepted Manuscript? In addition, Johan Rooryck mentions a number of other projects initiated by cOAlition S, such as the Price Transparency Framework to ensure that prices for publishing services become more transparent and fair or the commission of a study to identify concrete funding mechanisms to support and strengthen diamond journals and their platforms. The lecture “Plan S and funding – What is going to change?” was held as part of the Open Access Talk online series of the BMBF-funded project open-access.network.

Library as Key Partner in Open Pedagogy (part 1) – YouTube

“As part of the author series from Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, you are invited to discover different ways in which faculty, library staff, and students work together to engage and enrich the learning process.

In this workshop, authors Anne Brown and Amanda MacDonald (Virginia Tech) will share their work from the chapter, Open Pedagogical Practices to Train Undergraduates in the Research Process: A Case Study in Course Design and Co-Teaching Strategies. Following, Laurie Taylor and Brian Keith (University of Florida) will discuss the ideas in their chapter, Open Pedagogical Design for Graduate Student Internships, A New Collaborative Model….”

Library as Key Partner in Open Pedagogy (part 1) – YouTube

“As part of the author series from Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, you are invited to discover different ways in which faculty, library staff, and students work together to engage and enrich the learning process.

In this workshop, authors Anne Brown and Amanda MacDonald (Virginia Tech) will share their work from the chapter, Open Pedagogical Practices to Train Undergraduates in the Research Process: A Case Study in Course Design and Co-Teaching Strategies. Following, Laurie Taylor and Brian Keith (University of Florida) will discuss the ideas in their chapter, Open Pedagogical Design for Graduate Student Internships, A New Collaborative Model….”

BSPS Open: All You Need To Know – YouTube

“BSPS Open is an Open Access book series for cutting edge philosophy of science monographs, which are published Open Access and freely downloadable online at no cost to readers or authors. Here, four philosophers of science discuss BSPS Open: What it is, why publish open access, what are Creative Commons licenses are, and how to submit.”

OER in the Humanities – YouTube

“As part of the author series from Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations, you are invited to discover different ways in which faculty, library staff, and students work together to engage and enrich the learning process.

In this workshop, Bryan McGeary (Pennsylvania State University) and Christopher Guder (Ohio University) will discuss the ideas in their chapter, Harnessing the Power of Student-Created Content: Faculty and Librarians Collaborating in the Open Educational Environment.  Following, authors Christian Beck, Lily Dubach, Sarah Norris and John Vanecek (University of Central Florida) will share their work from the chapter, Humanities in the Open: The Challenges of Creating an Open Literature Anthology….”