GenR and Co-Producing Guides for Open Science Communities

Image: GenR’s [guide needed] – in style of Wikipedia’s popularized slogan [citation needed], sources here PNG and SVGCC BY SA 4.0. #guideneeded GenR invites you to join it on a new editorial direction for 2022. The plan is to co-produced short actionable guides to support and promote—Open Science communities, and Open Science values and culture. Many Open Science communities have projects and…

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Announcing the Single Source Publishing Community Launch!

The Single Source Publishing Community (SSPC) is focused on scholarly publishing and is a meeting place for researchers, educators, publishers, and software developers. The community looks to help Single Source Publishing (SSP) technology to work better for Open Access, Open Science, in learning, and for Bibliodiversity. Drop in on our discussion board, join the monthly ‘SSPC Show & Tell’ sessions…

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Leaving No One Behind – On the Intersection of Open Science, Knowledge (In-)Equity and Inclusive Education in the North-South Divide

“From West to the Rest” (Grech 2011, 88) – this is what is being said in the context of inclusive education under a postcolonial perspective. Inclusive Education can be seen as a form of (‘western’) cultural imperialism is being said elsewhere (Haskell 1998). And yes, by looking behind the curtain of the globally understood concept of inclusive education it becomes clear that all that glitters is…

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Launch of Translate Science

A repost from Translate Science Blog by TeamTranslateScience as of 6 May 2021. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Translate Science is interested in the translation of the scholarly literature. Translate Science is an open volunteer group interested in improving the translation of the scientific literature. The group has come together to support work on tools…

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Decolonizing Scholarly Communications through Bibliodiversity

by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Arianna Becerril-García, Executive Director, Redalyc.org and President, AmeliCA, Conocimiento Abierto S.C. This a reposting with permission from the authors from a deposit made on Zenodo in Jan 2021. Note: This short form article was originally accepted to be published in a Special Open Access Edition in…

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Open Science and Knowledge Justice: How It Started – How It’s Going?

A GenR theme: Open Science and Knowledge Justice – announcement and call for contributions (April ‘21). GenR is running a theme on the topic of Open Science and Knowledge Justice: inequality, equality, equity, and justice for engaging with knowledge. The presentation of Open Science as being about the technical opening of the research cycle – data, literature, open standards, PIDs, etc.

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Global Crisis and Pathways for Open Science

A report on the panel ‘Open Science in a Time of Global Crises’ from the Open Science Conference 2021. The panel covered perspectives from Open Science practitioners on the implications of doing better science and reducing the science and technology divides internationally. The panel brought together a number of Open Science practitioners to look at how the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis is…

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Open Science Barcamp 2021: A GenR Report

This was the first fully online event for the main Open Science Barcamp and as one of the participants said ‘great success – almost as good as “the real thing” ;)’. Ninety-two participants quickly spun-up twelve sessions and a lot of productive spin-offs as well as some good lessons learned for evolving online Barcamp organisation. Barcamps are open community events, where participants pitch short…

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Opening the Window of Discourse for Citizen Science

COVID has democratised data science and increasingly the public expect open data, research, and interpretation in more aspects of their lives. Who will be the ones to provide this knowledge for citizens? A proposed community publication The Citizen Science Guide for Research Libraries by the LIBER Citizen Science Working Group looks to explore these questions – putting forward that research…

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