Open Links

Photo: Zion National Park Links related to Open Access, Open Educational Resources and all things open presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlinessounds-of-the-forest DatabaseDatabase: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation – academic.oup.com/database – provides an open access platform for the presentation of novel ideas in database research surrounding biological information, and aims to help strengthen …

Unlandmarks

Poster Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – From August 1 to December 31, 2018 Code for Pittsburgh will be building a map of landmarks that are no longer physically present. The Unlandmarks Map will reveal and detail historical injustices. It will show the rent-raising which closed down minority-owned businesses, the murals which were painted over, the unique houses …

Open Knowledge

Buzzwords Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner. WikipediaOpen knowledge Planeta.com

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, …

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 Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationdayun.org/en/observances/information-access-day BackgroundIn November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2019This …

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 …

International Day for Universal Access to Information 2018

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, #IDUAI18 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). 2018 In …