Biodiversity Heritage Library

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) – biodiversitylibrary.org – improves research methodology by collaboratively making biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. BHL also serves as the literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life . BHL is a consortium of natural history and botanical …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2019

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI19 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2019 This …

Open Links

Photo: Always Open Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open 2019 Ready OER Not, Here We Come? Planning for Open, Sustainable, & Learning-Analytics-Ready Resources Headlines How federal agencies can make better /open government webpages – @EPluribusUnum https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution? …

PLOS

Elsewhere on the Web PLOS (for Public Library of Science) – plos.org – is a nonprofit open-access science, technology and medicine publisher. It launched its first journal, PLOS Biology, in October 2003 and publishes seven journals. The organization is based in San Francisco, California, and has a European editorial office in Cambridge, England. The publications …

Open Education Week 2019

Poster Open Education Week 2019 – openeducationweek.org – takes place March 4-8. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @oeconsortium @OERCommons Background Some background. The goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. Organizers and participants highlight how open education can help …

Open Educational Resources

Buzzwords What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming …

KULA

Elsewhere on the Web KULA – https://kula.uvic.ca – is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, encouraging the formation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars studying human knowledge processes through the ages, understanding their role in human civilizations, and projecting them into the future from both humanistic and technological perspectives. Key Links https://kula.uvic.ca https://www.ubiquitypress.com @KulaJournal Features The …

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Poster Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Examples please of open access policies and practices and how they are implemented by governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars. Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI18 Background In November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2018 In …

Open

Photo: Martin Heigan, When it rains in Africa Open = Allowing access, passage or a view Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Not everything has to …