This collaborative project is organized by the Mozilla Science Lab.
Code as a research object: a new project
Posted on December 11, 2013 by Kaitlin Thaney
Our newest project extends our existing work around “code as a research object”, exploring how we can better integrate code and scientific software into the scholarly workflow. The project will test building a bridge that will allow users to push code from their GitHub repository to figshare, providing a Digital Object Identifier for the code (a gold standard of sorts in science, allowing persistent reference linking). We will also be working on a “best practice” standard (think a MIAME standard for code), so that each research object has sufficient documentation to make it possible to meaningfully use.
The project will be a collaboration of the Science Lab with Arfon Smith (Github; co-founder Zooniverse) and Mark Hahnel and his team at figshare.
Here is another article. This one is from the journal, Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.
The Steacie Library Dungeon Hackfest: Hackers in the Library Coding, Collaborating and Creating by Sarah Shujah
From some of the abstract:
The Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University hosted its first annual Steacie Library Dungeon Hackfest in February 2013. The purpose of a hackfest is to spend a day (or longer) using computer programming skills to collaborate on a particular software project and, hopefully, bring the project to reality. The project may be an app, widget, or website. It is evident that hackfests, as a form of engaged learning, help to reinforce the relevance of the library since it has implications for information literacy, open access, faculty liaison, and the changing perception of library as place. Twenty-five participants that included students, faculty, and staff hacked on Open York Data: York University’s openly accessible records and data such as course codes, lab stats of computers available in various libraries, subject headings, and research interests of faculty.
This presentation, Enterprise Content Management and Digital Libraries: Cultural Clash and Collaboration Opportunity, was presented at the March 2012 Library Technology Conference at Macalester College. However, it was just recently uploaded to SlideShare.
Compares and contrasts how libraries and businesses manage and share their digital information and assets. It explores the current conversation in two private liberal arts institutions, Bethel University and Macalester College and how they are approaching the conversation around managing digital assets on their campus.
Thanks to @LibSkrat for finding.
The Wired Campus blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education noted that
The State University of New York’s University at Albany and nearby Hudson Valley Community College have agreed to take the first steps in what officials envision as a long-term, multifaceted sharing of information-technology services and facilities.
This Eureka Alert has a short blurb from the University of Miami (FL).
“Researchers’ tweets move science forward
University of Miami scientist and his collaborators explain how twitter is useful in sharing ideas, sparking collaborations and publicizing discoveries”
Joan K. Lippincott presented “Envisioning the Library for the 21st Century: Learning, Research, Community” on August 8, 2013 at the Georgia Tech Library.
She has provided leadership for programs in teaching and learning, assessment, learning spaces, and collaboration among professional groups and is a widely published author and frequent conference speaker. Joan received her Ph.D. in higher education policy, planning, and administration from the University of Maryland, her M.L.S. from SUNY Geneseo, and an A.B. from Vassar College. She also completed graduate work at George Washington University and Cornell University.
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This paper was presented at the recent IFLA meeting in Singapore.
The ALTO editorial board: collaboration and cooperation across borders
From some of the abstract:
The current editorial board has members from the National Library of Finland, the British Library, Singapore National Library Board, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Netherlands Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Library of Congress, the University of Kentucky, the University of California Riverside, and a software company, Content Conversion Specialists. All but two are IFLA members, and several serve on other standards boards in addition to the ALTO board. (You can see the list of current editorial board members at http://www.loc.gov/standards/alto/community/editorialboard.html.) With members in cities that span 16 time zones, you can imagine collaboration, cooperation, and good communication are essential to achieving anything. Of course a willingness of the members in the outlying time zones to get up early or stay up late is indispensable too. Good telecommunications infrastructure is imperative, and, as we will see, free and easy (Skype) sometimes is not reliable. This paper gives an account of the history of the ALTO XML standard, of the ALTO editorial board, and of the ways that the board organizes itself and conducts its business.
This blogpost came out in April, but it is still very relevant.
Building grassroots collaboratives with LibraryH3lp
Dr. S. R. Ranganathan proposed in 1931 that the library is a growing organism. And librarians are a collaborative bunch, frequently corresponding with colleagues and building shared collections and services. With hundreds of libraries using LibraryH3lp every day, there is a fantastic opportunity for collaboration and leveraging cross-institutional expertise to grow your virtual reference service.
Because LibraryH3lp was initially created to serve an after-hours cooperative chat and IM service for students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University, the capability to collaborate has been built into LibraryH3lp from the very beginning. And because one of our core values is flexibility, collaboration comes in many flavors.
The rest of the articles describes methods to use their software to collaborate with others.
The article noted below was just published in the most recent issue of the Code4Lib Journal.
“Out From Behind the Firewall: Towards Better Library IT Communications” by Lisa Gayhart.
Within the the paper, she notes:
Have a Vision
The first step in any great plan is to decide on a goal. Why are we attempting to improve communications? Once articulated, distill your vision down to a single statement and use this statement to inform all of your communications planning and actions. For example, “Move from image of IT as a ‘gatekeeper’ and towards image of a partner, with a continued focus on user-first service” is a defined goal that can frame a communications planning process.
When brainstorming around goals and plans, take the time to talk with other communications resources within your library or organization. Aligning departmental communications with the brand and messages of the central institution is critical to success. Collaboration strengthens your communications process, integrates technology departments into a larger communications network, and provides consistency for your intended audience.
By Lisa Gayhart
Wish List for a Powerful Collaborative Writing Platform
By Konrad Lawson
In my last posting, I imagined what it might look like to fork the academy, that is, to create a space within the world of academic writing and publishing where we could directly reuse, adapt, and expand each other’s work. I also discussed some of the most significant obstacles that stand in the way, both at the disciplinary level and the kinds of personal concerns I have seen raised from friends and colleagues I have discussed the idea with.