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 …

Open Links

Photo: Zion National Park Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: Open Publishing Fest, May 2020 Open Publishing Fest celebrates communities developing open creative, scholarly, technological, and civic publishing projects. This is at once a collaborative and distributed event. Sessions are hosted by individuals and …

Open

Photo: Always open Open = Allowing access, passage, or a view Essay What happens when always open is not even open anymore? 24/7 does not really mean seven days a week, 24 hours. This is the transition we are living through. Could this be the time to be more open? if not physically then informationally, …

Open Educational Resources

Logo OER is not a short-term fix to a passing problem — it’s a long-term solution to ensure equitable, inclusive access to education. – Creative Commons Coronavirus Education in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Maximizing Copyright Flexibilities Background What is OER? From Creative Commons: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation “OER are teaching, learning, and …

Open Education Week

Poster Open Education Week – openeducationweek.org – takes place each March. 2020 dates: March 2-6. Hashtags: #openeducationwk, #oaweek Twitter shoutout: @OEWeek @OERCommons @OpenEdGlobal Key Links openeducationweek.org Events 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …