June 6, 2020

Now Available: A New Edition of the “Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing” from the Oxford Internet Institute (June 1, 2020)

From the Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefing (via Computational Propaganda Project/Oxford Internet Institute): Given the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic—and public understanding of the crises—we provide a weekly briefing about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. For the week leading up to 01-06-2020 we find: Coronavirus misinformation from junk health […]

Journal Article: “Stewarding National User Groups to Strengthen Open Source Software Communities”

The following article was published today by Publications. Title Stewarding National User Groups to Strengthen Open Source Software Communities Authors Pascal-Nicolas Becker The Library Code Michele Mennielli LYRASIS Katharina Trachte The Library Code Source Publications 2020, 8(2), 31. DOI: 10.3390/publications8020031 Note: From Special Issue: 14th International Conference on Open Repositories 2019 – All The User Needs Abstract […]

A New Report From Digital Science: “How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture”

From Digital Science: Digital Science has today released a report highlighting the global research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report How COVID-19 is Changing Research Culture analyses publication trends, regional focal points of research, collaboration patterns, and top institutional producers of research in COVID-19. The report key findings […]

Roundup (June 4, 2020)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Partners With University of Campinas in First Open Access Agreement in Latin America EBSCO Announces Suite of Resources for Business Studies from Harvard Business Publishing Enthusiasm for OER Takes Off in Colorado With Statewide Support (via SPARC) Harvard Library’s Steps Toward Reopening (Interview with Martha Whitehead, Vice President for the Harvard […]

Research Article: “Generate FAIR Literature Surveys with Scholarly Knowledge Graphs” (Preprint)

The following article (preprint) was recently posted to arXiv. Title Generate FAIR Literature Surveys with Scholarly Knowledge Graphs Authors Allard Oelen L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Markus Stocker TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology Mohamad Yaser Jaradeh L3S Research Center, Leibniz University Sören Auer TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science andTechnology & L3S […]

University of Toronto Library Launches Revamped Romantic Poetry Bibliographic Database

From the U. of Toronto Library: The University of Toronto Libraries has just launched an updated and redesigned version of the Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry with a greatly improved search function. The bibliography is based on first-hand examination of copies of existing editions of all English poetry published for the first time between 1770 and 1835, amounting to approximately 23,000 volumes.  The founder of the […]

The University of Minnesota Press Announces Reading for Racial Justice Open Access Book Collection

From the U. of Minnesota Press: In an effort to promote understanding and change, the University of Minnesota Press is releasing an open access collection of antiracist books, available free to read online through August 31, 2020. The books and their authors included in the Reading for Racial Justice collection challenge white supremacy, police violence, […]

Canada: “Federal Government Went on ‘Draconian Witch Hunts’ After News Stories on Wikipedia Edits By Bureaucrats”

From the National Post: The federal government went on “draconian witch hunts” to find bureaucrats who made Wikipedia edits that were the subject of negative media reports, researchers found. “Public managers responding to the editing instigated draconian witch hunts to identify the civil servants that completed the edits and dedicated considerable resources to media management […]

Nature: “Will the Pandemic Permanently Alter Scientific Publishing?”

From Nature: The COVID-19 crisis has underlined just how fast and open science publishing can be — when scientists want it that way. Researchers working on the pandemic are sharing preliminary results on preprint servers and institutional websites at unprecedented rates, embracing the kind of early, public sharing that physicists and mathematicians have practised for […]

REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project Releases Preliminary Literature Review and Test Plan for Materials

The REALM (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) Project is a collaborative effort from OCLC, IMLS, and Battelle. From WebJunction: The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project is conducting literature reviews to help define the scope of the project’s research and the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums. Battelle researchers have completed the first […]