Making the Case for a PID-Optimized World

In the second of two posts on persistent identifiers in scholarly communications, Phill Jones and Alice Meadows share information about a new cost-benefit analysis showing the value of widespread PID adoption

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Security, Safety, SeamlessAccess

The team behind SeamlessAccess discuss why identity federation promotes security and privacy despite coordinated attacks on access systems

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Article Sharing Framework: Facilitating Scholarly Sharing Through Metadata

The STM Association released an Article Sharing Framework to facilitate use of scholarly collaboration networks in compliance with new EU Copyright Directive.

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Revisiting: Challenges for Academics in the Global South — Resource Constraints, Institutional Issues, and Infrastructural Problems

Revisiting a 2018 post discussing that for social science and humanities researchers in many parts of the world there are significant barriers to conducting and sharing research, in some cases more so than for science and medicine. In this revisited guest post, Dr. Naveen Minai provides a perspective as a gender studies researcher in Pakistan.

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Guest Post – Starting a Novel Software Journal within the Existing Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem: Technical and Social Lessons

The Journal of Open Source Software was designed from scratch using the principles of open source and software design practices. This has both advantages and disadvantages, particularly with respect to elements of the traditional scholarly publishing ecosystem.

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Guest Post — Building the Last Mile: A Plan for Bringing the Expanding Universe of Digital Primary Sources into Classrooms

Getting digitized primary source materials into the classroom requires an open dialogue among researchers, teachers, and archivists. A workshop from historians of business shows how.

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ELN – Electronic Lab Notebook

ELN is an Electronic Lab Notebook for scientists of all stripes ELN is great for: taking notes during experiments since it automatically saves your input every 10 seconds so that your notes will never be lost; keeping track of data analysis results since screen shots and other graphics can be added to a notebook page by drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste; recording your lit searches, since it will automatically download papers from PubMed and archive them with your notebook; recording your thought processes, since it will never get in the way of your typing with arbitrary constraints of input formatting.
Find ELN – Electronic Lab Notebook at: https://github.com/wagenadl/eln

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