A List(en) of DH Podcasts

Merisa Martinez has put together a list of five DH podcasts that you might find stimulating: The DH East Asia Podcast The Price Lab for Digital Humanities at University of Pennsylvania Podcast Rocking the Academy Steering the Digital Scholarship Humanities+ Go check out her post to find out more and let us know if you have any further suggestions! Continue reading at The Digital Humanities Commons blog: A List(en) of DH Podcasts

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Think.Check.Submit: new checklist for books

Finding a good publishing venue is crucial for anyone wishing to share the results of their research. Think.Check.Submit offers a number of practical resources to identify qualitive and trustworthy publishers. In doing so, they aim to help researchers to make an informed decision about where to publish and promote research integrity. In addition to the checklist for journals, they have now expanded their recommendations to include books and chapters. If you can answer yes to all, or most, questions then…

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Unpaywall plug-in

Unpaywall, a service that indexes OA content from scholarly repositories and archives, offers a browser extension that allows you to read millions of scientific papers which are normally locked up behind a paywall. Sounds too good to be true? On the contrary, Unpaywall operates on a completely legal basis. How it works is that Unpaywall harvests papers from OA repositories (such as our own institutional repository Lirias) from all over the world, which have been self-archived by authors with the…

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What’s in a number? A closer look at Open Access readership data

Whereas academic journals that offer Gold OA options have become widespread in the last decade, the transition to Open Access for academic books is lagging behind, despite the fact that monographs are still the leading publishing format in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In order to boost the publication of OA books, KU Leuven Libraries reserved a substantial part of the KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access, established in 2018, to help finance OA books published by Leuven University Press (LUP). We…

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FOSTER e-learning portal

If you are looking to enhance your Open Science skills, you might want to check out the FOSTER portal. FOSTER is an e-learning platform that offers various introductory tutorials that aim to make researchers, as well as research support staff, familiar with all facets of Open Science. On the platform you will find a collection of training materials about Open Access, Open Data, Open Peer Review, Open Licensing, and so on. Additionally, the portal offers training in specific tools to…

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Event: DH Virtual Discussion Group for Early Career Researchers in Belgium

The DH Commons (Merisa Martinez and Demmy Verbeke) and prof. dr. Julie Birkholz of the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities and the Royal Library of Belgium’s newly formed Digital Research Lab will organize a virtual DH discussion group for early career researchers in Belgium. With the goal of collaborating despite Covid-19, we are going to meet online three times in the first semester of this academic year. Julie and Merisa will moderate three 90 minute sessions on: Tuesday 13 October from 15:00 – 16:30;…

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Interview: Why Open Science? There can be no public trust in scholarship without openness

Mathematical engineer Joos Vandewalle, emeritus professor at the Faculty of Engineering Science (ESAT-STADIUS), is the very first Open Science ambassador at KU Leuven. Katrien Bollen, from KU Leuven’s Press Office and Policy Communications, interviewed Prof. Vandewalle about his views on Open Science. The general public needs to trust scientists, and that requires openness. “In fact, without public trust, science loses much of its value. The corona crisis is a good example of this, but the same goes for research into,…

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