The membership business model for scholarly communications is built on a network of reciprocal relationships, where a member’s dues pay both for the privilege of publishing and the right to access.
DataCite held its first Summer Meeting in Hannover, Germany from June 7-8 and it was very successful. DataCite is a new international consortium of national libraries and data centers set up to "establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record, and to support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study."
Digital Humanities Now est un service en ligne qui édite en temps réel les messages envoyés sur Twitter par des membres de la communauté des digital humanities. Il a pour but de rendre compte de l’actualité (annonces de projets, articles, outils…) sur laquelle pointent les messages.
Développé par le Center for History and New Media (CHNM) de l’université George Mason (Virginie), il agrège de façon entièrement automatique les tweets provenant d’une liste de plus de 350 chercheurs et autres professionnels en digital humanities et domaines connexes. C’est Dan Cohen, créateur de Digital Humanities Now, qui a établit cette liste et a eu ensuite l’idée de l’exploiter en utilisant Twitter Times pour diffuser en ligne l’ensemble des tweets.
par Elisabeth Caillon, veille internationale du TGE Adonis
This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a…
The Marxists Internet Archive (MIA, http://marx.org/) is an all volunteer, non-profit public library, started 17 years ago in 1990. In 2006, MIA averaged 1.1 million visitors per month, downloading 15.5 million files per month. This represents a 25% increase in visitors since 2005, and a 380% increase in visitors since 2000.
In 2007, MIA has 62 active volunteers from 33 different countries. MIA contains the writings of 592 authors representing a complete spectrum of political, philosophical, and scientific thought, generally spanning the past 200 years. MIA contains these writings in 45 different languages, comprising a total size of over 53,000 documents and 29 GB of data, all created through the work of volunteers around the world.
OpenMath is an emerging standard for representing mathematical objects with their semantics, allowing them to be exchanged between computer programs, stored in databases, or published on the worldwide web. While the original designers were mainly developers of computer algebra systems, it is now attracting interest from other areas of scientific computation and from many publishers of electronic documents with a significant mathematical content. There is a strong relationship to the MathML recommendation from the Worldwide Web Consortium, and a large overlap between the two developer communities. MathML deals principally with the presentation of mathematical objects, while OpenMath is solely concerned with their semantic meaning or content. While MathML does have some limited facilities for dealing with content, it also allows semantic information encoded in OpenMath to be embedded inside a MathML structure. Thus the two technologies may be seen as highly complementary.
Name ambiguity and attribution are persistent, critical problems imbedded in the scholarly research ecosystem. The ORCID Initiative represents a community effort to establish an open, independent registry that is adopted and embraced as the industry’s de facto standard. Our mission is to resolve the systemic name ambiguity, by means of assigning unique identifiers linkable to an individual's research output, to enhance the scientific discovery process and improve the efficiency of funding and collaboration.