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scinoptica becomes scidecode

Dear readers and anyone interested, just in time for Easter scinoptica changes its name to scidecode. I hope the relocation of the web presence worked and all scinoptica URLs (especially the postings) will soon be redirecting to scidecode.com. The scinoptica twitter account remains active and will spread my more personal view while the new (and ......

Software Citations on Zenodo

As Lars Holm Nielsen reported a few days ago, the Open Access server Zenodo now provides impact information in the form of software citations. This Der Beitrag Software Citations on Zenodo erschien zuerst auf scinoptica.

What is Open Access about? Debates at the heart of the Open Access movement

Yesterday, the National Contact Point Open Access (Germany) sent a mail to several mailing lists in which it pointed to a list of highly cited Der Beitrag What is Open Access about? Debates at the heart of the Open Access movement erschien zuerst auf scinoptica.

Wiley acquires the Collaborative Writing Tool Authorea

On August 17, it was announced that the collaborative writing tool Authorea had been acquired by Atypon that is in turn a part of Wiley Der Beitrag Wiley acquires the Collaborative Writing Tool Authorea erschien zuerst auf scinoptica.

Open Access Sources in Wikipedia

Taken from: https://wikimediafoundation.org/2018/08/20/how-many-wikipedia-references-are-available-to-read/, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Creators: Miriam Redi, Dario Taraborelli and Jake Orlowitz.In a study published two days ago, Miriam Redi, Dario Taraborelli and Jake Orlowitz examined the proportion...

Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Wohin steuert Big Data die Wissenschaft?

Publiziert als / zitieren als:Herb, U. (2018). Zwangsehen und Bastarde. Information – Wissenschaft & Praxis, 69(2-3), S. 81-88. DOI:10.1515/iwp-2018-0021 Zusammenfassung Availabe in Public Domain from https://secure.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/7136354613/Taucht das Wort „Wissenschaft“ im Zusammenhang mit Big Data auf, denkt man zumeist...

The Netherlands reach Green Open Access Deal with Wolters Kluwer

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has announced a Green Open Access Deal with Wolters Kluwer:  „The parties have agreed that academic articles from these 27 journals will be eligible for publishing in the public domain 6 to 12months after the date of their publication on Navigator and Wolters Kluwer’s other platforms.“ This...

Microsoft acquires GitHub

As The Verge reports Microsoft acquires GitHub. According to The Verge GitHub was „last valued at $2 billion back in 2015, but it’s not clear exactly how much Microsoft has paid to acquire GitHub.“ The Verge also considers the purchase as a promotion of Microsoft’s open source strategy and suspects the acquisition could meet mistrust in the open source...

De Gruyter launches Sciendo, a white label solution for scientific publishing services

The German science publisher De Gruyter launches a kind of white label solution for scientific publishing services, Sciendo. Here is some information from the publisher’s announcement (originally in German language): „Sciendo offers customized publishing services, especially for scientific institutions and societies, university publishers, independent...

Sweden cancels agreement with Elsevier

While Finland entered into a nationwide consortium with the publishing house Elsevier, the neighbouring country Sweden did not take this step. After twenty years of business relationships with Elsevier, the Bibsam Consortium decided not to renew the agreement with the scientific publisher.  Bibsam wants to support the Swedish government’s requirement...

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