Nature released the results of a survey of over 3,500 researchers on their use of social networks for collaboration.
The results are broken down by research area, and explore the frequency and depth of use by researchers. The full, open access article is available online.
The Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) was developed to explore whether, and under what conditions open and collaborative approaches in research could achieve development goals at multiple levels, from individuals through the global community.
The OCSDNet website is available for researchers and practitioners interested in collaboration in science, and the organization is currently seeking proposals for concept notes.
Excerpt from Library Journal:
“Federal Spending Bill Expands Research Funding With Open Access Mandate, Restores IMLS Funding
The omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Obama on January 17 has plenty of wrinkles and details, but one of them is a change that expands the number of federal agencies operating under a mandate to make research they fund available to the public after one year.”
“SUNY Faculty and libraries published two free online open textbooks today; Literature, the Humanities and Humanity by Theodore Steinberg, and Native Peoples of North America by Professor Susan Stebbins, Ph.D. are being released as part of Open Access Week, a global event now in its sixth year that aims to promote open access in scholarship, research, teaching, and learning. Continue reading
Meredith Farkas links to her recent article “Library Faculty and Instructional Assessment” from the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship in her October 23, 2013 blog post “Opening up knowledge on the tenure track“. The post is a thoughtful reflection on the current state of publishing and how it impacts the decision making of tenure track librarians.
The “SUNY faculty and libraries innovate to solve problems of high-cost textbooks by producing high-quality open textbooks” article from LISNews details a partnership between SUNY faculty and libraries to publish online open textbooks. Two textbooks have been released this week in celebration of Open Access Week.
Visit the SUNY Open Textbooks site to access these titles.